Little Three Championships

April 19th at Amherst

Team score - Amherst 2nd with 128 points

Full Results

400 Matt Melton 49.30 1
5000 Dan Crowley 15:20.81 1
400H Jamie Sandel 57.55 1
LJ Mark Cort 6.87 1
Steeple Jeff Seelaus 9:56.98 1
TJ Steve Hetterich 12.86 1
200 Matt Melton 22.16 2
5000 Greg Turissini 15:47.29 2
110H Jamie Sandel 16.15 2
Jav Josiah Terrell-Perica 43.09 2
Steeple Kevin Connors 10:02.18 2
100 Thomas Matthew 11.29 3
800 Romey Sklar 1:54.81 3
HJ Matt Melton 1.83 3
Jav Dennis Kennelly 41.02 3
LJ Steve Hetterich 6.38 3
SP Rob Perdoni 12.58 3
Jav Romey Sklar 40.84 4
SP Sam  Caldwell 12.36 4
Dis Sam  Caldwell 31.42 4
100 Javier Paulino 11.41 5
400 Nick Codola 52.23 5
800 Brent Harrison 1:58.29 5
LJ Khalil Flemming 6.20 5
TJ Khalil Flemming 10.39 5
100 Josh Young 11.45 6
200 Dennis Kennelly 23.26 6
800 Steven Lucey 1:58.95 6
5000 Cole Hawkins 16:29.88 6
400H Kevin Connors 67.96 6
Ham Sam  Caldwell 24.04 6
Dis Rob Perdoni 23.11 6
200 Javier Paulino 23.29 7
400 Charlie Reighard 58.71 7
5000 Sam Wohlforth 16:43.06 7
Ham Rob Perdoni 20.71 7
200 Josh Young 23.39 8
1500 Brent Harrison 4:10.56 10
1500 Charlie Reighard 4:13.75 13
1500 Raymond Meijer 4:14.81 14
1500 KC Fussell 4:17.64 15
1500 Ben  Fiedler 4:19.72 17
1500 Jesse Fajnzylber 4:22.87 18
4x100 Young 44.21 2
4x400 Sklar 53.0 3:32.95 3
Sandel 54.0
Harrison 53.1
Melton 52.4

Meet Recap -

Performers of the Meet - Steve Hetterich, Javy Paulino and Jeff Seelaus

On a beautiful - albeit a little windy at times - day day in Amherst, the team christened the new track & field complex with the annual running of the Little Three Championships. In the first meet run on our new track, the guys did an awesome job of competing and brought in a bunch of huge marks, several victories in front of friends and family and the 128 points tied the highest point total for the team in the last 20 years. The team won 6 of the 17 events on the day, and the victories were spread out across a range of events showing the versatility of the team. Senior Matt Melton - who won the 400 as a freshmen when we were on out old track - would go out on top of the 400 as a senior as he ran 49.30 to handily win, and would also grab a runner-up spot in the 200 with a fast PR of 22.16 as well as PR in the high jump, clearing 6 feet without any practice. It would be Jeff Seelaus who grabbed the first Amherst victory on the new track, as he led from the front in the 3000 Steeplechase, as he and Kevin Connors both were doing the event for the first time, and with Jeff's hard running from the front combined with a late last homestretch flurry that brought him from 4th up to the runner-up spot, the two would go 1-2. The junior classmate jumping tandem of Mark Cort and Steve Hetterich would grab the victories in the long and triple jump, as Mark went 6.87 meets to win with steve jumping a big PR of 6.38 to get 3rd, and Khalil Flemming in 5th at 6.20 while it would be Steve's turn for the win in the Triple, as he leapt to a 12.86 win. First year hurdler Jamie Sandel won the 400 hurdles in 57.55, as well as grabbing runner-up honors in the 110 hurdles as he gets closer to breaking the 16 second barrier in that race. Dan Crowley would grab the final win on the day, this time in the 5000 as he ran a controlled race to come across the line in first at 15:20 while Greg Turissini would grab runner-up points, and coming in 6th in 16:29.88 was Cole Hawkins. The 4x100 relay of Josh Young, Javy Paulino, Khalil and Thomas Matthew got the day started on the track with a runner-up finish and later in the day, in the 100 TMatt would finish 3rd in an 11.29 while Javy - on senior day - had a great day, running a PR of 11.41 just ahead of Josh's 11.45 and then they both came back strong again in the 200, with *avy running a great time of 23.29 just ahead of Josh while in the seeded section, Dennis kennelly would run 23.26 - after warming up for that event by placing 3rd in the Javelin, capitalizing on "his near MLB pitching career" arm strength as Josiah (doing a standing throw), he and Romey Sklar would go 2-4 in that events. Romey would push the pace in the 800 before finishing 3rd in a 1:54.81 with Brent (doubling back from the 1500) in 5th, and Steve Lucey cracking 1:59 in his first real race of the year. Football converts, Rob Perdoni and Sam Caldwell came out for the meet and contributed big time in the shot put where they would go 3-4, as well as scoring in the hammer and discus. The 1500 was a little lackluster overall for the guys, and while most racing it are ultimately focused on other events and used this either for a speed tune-up or a strength builder, they had let the pack get way early and were not able to close as well as had anticipated with "rent coming in 1st fro the team with his 4:10 with Senior Charlie Reighard - completing his Thesis the night before - having a solid race despite the thesis, coming through in 4:13. It was a great day for a track meet, and a huge thank you to the parents nad families who came out in force to cheer on the teams and for an awesome foodspread following the conclusion of the meet as it was greatly appreciated.