<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2013 UMass Invite

UMass Amherst Invite

Umass Amherst April 13, 2013

 

Team Score - 7th with 54 points

 

Full Results

 

Amherst Results

Steeple Dillon Buckley 9:35.50 1
800 Patrick Grimes 1:53.77 2
Steeple Greg Turissini 9:42.41 2
800 Matt Melton 1:54.75 4
DIS Josiah Terrell-Perica 41.94 4
Steeple Charlie Reighard 10:04.94 4
HAM Denzel Duncan 47.04 5
1500 Romey Sklar 4:02.75 7
HAM Josiah Terrell-Perica 45.76 7
5000 Dan Crowley 15:20.32 8
TJ Steve Hetterich 12.40 9
JAV Josiah Terrell-Perica 44.46 10
400 Nick Codola 50.98 11
1500 KC Fussell 4:04.79 12
DIS Denzel Duncan 36.81 13
SP Denzel Duncan 12.78 13
1500 Andrew Erskine 4:05.55 14
100 Persie Gijima 11.65 18
100 Ralph Washington 11.72 23
800 Brent Harrison 1:57.88 23
100 Javier Paulino 11.72 24
800 Matt Woop 1:58.86 28
200 Ralph Washington 23.32 30
800 Jeff Seelaus 1:59.71 31
200 Javier Paulino 23.40 34
800 Lucas Lebovitz 2:00.84 37
400 Romey Sklar 54.90 40
800 Alex Durkee 2:01.71 40
1500 Eli Howe 4:15.82 40
200 Persie Gijima 23.73 42
400 Mark Cort 55.87 43
200 Steve Hetterich 24.29 46
400 Wrenford Thaffe 58.03 46
1500 Cole Hawkins 4:36.60 60
4x400 Codola 51.4 3:21.39 5
Melton 47.8
Harrison 50.7
Grimes 51.3

 

 

 

 

Performer of the Meet: Josiah Terrell-Perica & Brent Harrison

The guys headed down the hill to compete against a strong field of teams at the UMass Invitational. With transportation time consisting of an abbreviated warm-up, the day seemed shorter than normal for a meet day, and as we have been using their track for practice this spring due to the construction of ours, it was like a home meet without all the hassle of running it yourself. With a good balance of DI, II and III teams, the guys put forth a great effort finishing 7th overall, and a lot of great individual efforts resulting in PR's and qualifying marks for the championships. While those on the oval certainly shone, today was a day that really was a throwers day. In an effort to keep the meet running smoothly, minimum marks were put into place that the throwers had to hit otherwise not get measured - after their first legal mark. The minimum marks were at such high levels that in the hammer, discus and javelin - people were in the finals without even having hit a mark. Josiah had a big day as he PR's in the discus by 6-7 feet as he almost broke 42m, and grabbed 4th place - a DIII NE mark - while Denzel had a great throw that fell just inches shy of the measure mark and would have been a new PR. In the hammer, Jo got things started as he launched the ball & chain 3m farther then before, cracking 150 feet and temporarily taking the team lead on the year BUT captain Denzel would find an answer as he connected on a big throw of his own, sending out nearly 155 feet to finish 5th and both guys, qualifying for DIII NE's and almost hitting the ECAC mark. Captain Dillon Buckley would grab the day's lone victory, as he defended his Steeplechase title from last year, running to the win in a 9:35.50 and leading Greg Turissini and Charlie Reighard to a 1-2-4 finish. Pat Grimes dropped down to the 800, and grabbed a runner-up spot and a big PR as he raced under 1:55 for the first time in his career with his 1:53.77 finish, with matt Melton on his heels in 4th. In the next section, first year classmates Brent Harrison and Jeff Seelaus each had great races with Brent hitting a new PR with his 1:57 clocking while Jeff came in under 2:00, and as though the first sections set the tone, Matt Woop would have a huge race of his own coming in with a 1:58 finish while Lucas Lebovitz dropped down to test the wheels and nearly broke 2:00. In an early section in the morning, Alex Durkee had a great race to win his section in a 2:01 as he rounds back into shape. Romey Sklar grabbed scoring points and a big PR in the 1500 with his 4:02 finish, just ahead of KC Fussell's PR run of 4:04 - proving his distance dominance as Andrew Erskine came in just behind his with a 4:05. First year Dan Crowley got after it in the 5k, and ran to a great time of 15:20 showing that he ready to tackle the steeplechase, while grabbing some scoring points for the team with his PR run. Nick Codola had a great open 400 as he broke 51 for the first time, just missing the scoring points with his 50.98 and then got the 4x400 relay team a great leadoff leg, handing off in 2nd place with his 51 second carry before Melton crushed the field to open a gap with his 47 carry, and Brent would run 3rd leg and his 50.7 leg put anchor leg Grimey right in the mix and he brought the baton home in 5th place with a great carry. Steve Hetterich continues to improve in the triple jump, finding himself in the finals again, andultimately finishing 9th place. Persie Gijima would grab the king of the 100 title, and then in the 200 later in the day, Ralph Washington would take the sprint crown back, just ahead of Javy Paulino's best time of the season.