NEICAAA New England's

At Stonehill College May 10-11, 2013


Team Score - 34th with 3 points


Full Results


Amherst Results

5000 Andrew Erskine 14:49.84 7
1500 Patrick Grimes 3:55.81 10
Steeple Dillon Buckley 9:40.33 13
Steeple Charlie Reighard 9:44.75 16
800 Matt Melton 1:54.23 19
1500 Greg Turissini 3:59.00 19
5000 KC Fussell 15:54.68 27
4x800 1:56.5 Codola 7:42.80 8 School Record
1:56.8 Harrison
1:55.2 Sklar
1:53.8 Grimes


Meet Recap: Performer of the Meet - 4x800 (Codola, Harrison, Sklar and Grimes)

The men got the chance to head to a new site - Stonehill College - for the NEICAAA New England Championships, competing against guys across all three divisions. Despite the impending final exams, and the late nights already with papers and studying, the team did pretty well, and certainly the highlight was a new school record in the 4x800. The former standard was set back in 2009 of 7:44, and the guys had this targeted all week. Nick Codola led things off and kept the team right in the mix with a big carry and 800 PR of 1:56.6 and handing off in 4th or 5th. Brent Harrison would take his turn next, and after opening up in a 54.7 he jumped out to the lead on the backstretch before coming into the line in 3rd with his 1:56.8 leg and gave the baton to Romey Sklar who turned in a 55.2 first lap while chasing the leaders and making up ground and handing off in 2nd with his 1:55.2 leg. Grimey would take the final turn, and maybe in his last relay duty in an Amherst uniform, was able to bring the baton around in 1:53.8, finishing just behind Hartford in their section but finishing in 7:42.80 to knock a couple of seconds off the record, and also grabbing the 8th and final scoring place. Andrew Erskine would run to his best time of the season in the 5k - running 14:49 and grabbing 7th place in the process to earn All New England honors. Grimes, earlier in the day in a driving rain would finish 10th overall in the 1500, running 3:55 while in the 1st of 3 sections, Greg Turissini would run to a time of 3:59.00 which extends his season and gives him the opportunity to drop that time further at ECAC this Friday. Dillon Buckley and Charlie Reighard finished 3rd and 5th in their section of the steeplechase, running 9:40 and 9:44 respectively while Matt Melton grabbed 19th overall in the 800, as he was through the 600 in 1:22 with the leaders but would fade in the homestretch but ran to a season best time of 1:54.23. With ECAC's at Springfield on Thursday and Friday, the guys will have a final chance to improve upon times or potentially extend their season for one more meet by qualifying for the NCAA's which will be held the following week in Wisconsin.