<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2014 valentine

Valentine Classic

At Boston University, February 8th, 2014

Full Results

Event
Mark
Place
500
Matt Melton
1:03.26
2
TJ
Khalil Flemming
13.48
11
TJ
Steve Hetterich
12.83
20
1000
Romey Sklar
2:30.53
24
3000
Greg Turissini
8:19.50 - SR
24
LJ
Mark Cort
6.37
30
1000
Lucas Lebovitz
2:32.15
37
LJ
Khalil Flemming
6.07
44
500
Nick Codola
1:07.24
48
500
Jamie Sandel
1:07.70
51
LJ
Steve Hetterich
5.84
53
800
Brent Harrison
1:54.99
57
60H
Jamie Sandel
9.20
59
60
Josh Young
7.41
74
60
Thomas Matthew
7.46
85
60
Javier Paulino
7.55
95
3000
KC Fussell
8:47.27
97
Mile
Dan Crowley
4:17.67
103
800
Judd Liebman
1:58.57
119
200
Mark Cort
23.14
120
Mile
Jeff Seelaus
4:19.54
122
800
Alex Durkee
1:59.15
128
200
Josh Young
23.28
136
800
Jesse Fajnzylber
2:00.58
160
200
Dennis Kennelly
23.62
169
Mile
Ben  Fiedler
4:25.52
173
Mile
Kevin Connors
4:26.04
178
200
Javier Paulino
23.86
187
200
Thomas Matthew
23.96
193
Mile
Gus Greenstein
4:29.37
203
Mile
Raymond Meijer
4:31.79
228
Mile
Charlie Reighard
4:37.88
257
Mile
Sam Wohlforth
4:39.06
258
Mile
Cole Hawkins
4:39.48
262
4x400
Codola 51.6
3:21.71
17
Harrison 50.8
Liebman 50.4
Melton 48.4

 

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Greg Turissini, Josh Young, Judd Liebman, Steve Hetterich

As a coach, you know the guys did well when you have a challenge to pick a performer of the meet and force yourself to limit that number to 4 when in some meets you might be able to focus just on 1 or 2 but such was the team performance from this past weekend. In fact, while the list stopped at 4 it could easily have been spread even deeper as there were some phenomenal efforts and I feel bad for not listing everyone as a POM but hope that their efforts are not undervalued in any way. Perhaps the biggest highlight came from Greg Turissini who nearly won his section of the 3000 but even more impressive, was the 5 seconds that he knocked off the old school rec rod set back in 1998 and becoming the first Amherst runner under 8:20 with his 8:19.50 clocking - running through the mile in 4:28 then moving up through the pack before unleashing a big kick that took him to 2nd place. Matt Melton ran in the 500, and after coming through the 400 in 49.4 he used a strong kick to run away from the rest of the filed to win his section, and finish 2nd overall, running to a new PR - and second fastest 500 ever by an Amherst runner - of 1:03.26. In the same race, a few sections later, Nick Codola had a strong race to run a 1:07.24 while shortly after, Jamie Sandel ran his best race of the season to come in just under the ECAC standard, running 1:07.70. Steve Hetterich had a huge PR in the triple jump, getting out over 42 feet for the first time and grabbing 20th while Khalil Flemming, in the next section would again be out over 43 feet to finish 11th. Josh Young had a great day for the sprint crew as he won both of his sections - in the 60 running a 7:41 and then in the 200, also winning and knocking a huge chunk of time off his best mark when he smoked a 23.28 - his time being the 2nd fastest for the team as Mark had run just a bit quicker in his section and Dennis Kennelly running his best mark of the year as they, along with Javy Paulino and Thomas Matthew all finished under 24 seconds. In the 1000, Romey Sklar used his patented monster kick - out in lane 3 - to win his section of the race in a 2:30.53 and Lucas Lebovitz nearly did the same thing a couple of heats later, settling for a nice PR of 2:32.15 as he continues to get faster with his return to the mid-distance group. Most of the distance crew stepped down to the mile to sharpen up for the primary focused-on races next week and beyond, but several of the guys displayed their strength (despite the system shock with the speed of the mile) as Dan Crowley nearly won the section he and Jeff Seelaus were in, as he ran to a lifetime best of 4:17.62 with Jeff coming in under 4:20 for the first time. In later sections, Raymond Meijer was near his PR with a 4:31 clocking, Kevin Connors battled for the section win and earned a 3 second PR, running 4:26.04 and Gus Greenstein finished just under the 4:30 mark with his 4:29.37 while perhaps the most exciting mile for the team cam in the final section, as Sam Wohlforth and Cole Hawkins put themselves up at the front of their heat and with Sam coming through in 1st and Cole in 3rd - both guys got under 4:40 for the first time. The 800 was the first event on the oval for the day, and the guys raced extremely well and were rewarded for their efforts as Brent raced to an indoor PR (just off his outdoor time from last spring) of 1:54.99, Judd Liebman ran what might have been his best race to this point of his career and racing well under 1:59, then in the very next section, Alex Durkee also ran a great race to lower his PR and like Judd, finish 2nd in his heat while Jesse Fajnzylber would just miss breaking the 2:00 barrier. The 4x400 took a crack at running a fast time for the first time this season and did just that as Nick, "rent, Judd and Matt finished 2nd in their section and 17th overall by running 3:21.71. While the day was long, it was also very rewarding as we had well over a dozen PRs on the day and sets things up very nicely for the second half of the season. Our final invitational will be next weekend at Tufts before we head into the Championship portion of the season.