<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2015 Springfield

John Thomas Terrier Classic

At Boston University, January 31st

Full results

5000 Greg Turissini 14:34.19 14
5000 Craig Nelson 15:08.33 36
5000 Raymond Meijer 15:08.41 37
Mile Romey Sklar 4:17.08 52
3000 Mohamed Hussein 8:38.74 62
3000 Jeff Seelaus 08:51.7 88
Mile Brent Harrison 4:24.07 90



Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - David Ingraham, Cole Hawkins & Greg Turissini

After seeing our meet canceled the week before due to snow, it was nice to get back on the track on Saturday - with majority of the team heading to Springfield College while seven guys headed into Boston to compete at the Terrier Classic. Those staying local did a great job competing, and despite some notable absences, the guys showed their depth as they scraped for points all day long to run away with a team victory! Freshmen David Ingraham had a great day as he stepped up in distance to the 600m, and and he and Jamie Sandel would run away from the field, trading leads a couple of times en route to a 1-2 finish in 1:26 and then they would come back at the end of the day to join with Nick Codola and Chris Butko to grab a win in the 4x400. Prior to the 600, Jamie finished 3rd in the 60H - still hovering right at that 9 second mark and looking to breaking well under that in the coming meets. The mile was a big source of points as Kevin Connors and Jesse Fajnzylber shared the pacing duties en route to a 1-2 finish in 4:25 and 4:26 while Dan Crowley returned from an Achilles injury to get some rust off with his opener in 4:32 grabbing 3rd, and then in 6&7th were first years Zack Grand and Pete Horton. Before his 4x400 duties, Chris Butko grabbed a runner-up finish in the 1000 with his 2:35 run while Lucas Lebovitz returned from a nagging calf injury to open his season with a solid 2:36.00 good for 3rd place and jack Wesley continues to get back to racing form, as he grabbed a 5th place in 2:38. Khalil Flemming would pace the jumpers as he, despite issues with the board, grabbed a 2nd place in the triple jump, just ahead of Steve Hetterich who finished 3rd and also grabbed 4th place in the long jump to start the day off. Josh Young snuck into the finals with his 7:39 clocking in the semi's, and then improved on the time - despite the short rest - and grabbed a 5th place with his 7.34, and then would also grab points later in the day in the 200 with his 24.09. In between the 600 and the 200, he led off the 4x200 relay consisting of Jeff Ewing, Harrison Haigood and Nate Showalter, as they placed 4th place. Moments before the relay, Nate would make his Amherst debut in the 60 Hurdles as he transitions from football to the track team. Harrison would grab a 6th place finish later in the 400, with Duncan Norton making his season debut and winning his section of the 400 and then placing 5th overall with his 54.15. Steve Lucey and Nick would go 3-5 in the 800, with Steve using his patented blistering last 50m kick to dip under 1:59. The 3000 saw a big contingent of purple and black, and the race was run in 2 sections. In the first section, Sam Wohlforth and Cole Hawkins would put themselves up near the front and right in the thick of things with Sam doing quite a bit of the leading before Cole took over in the last few laps and would eventually run to a section win and a big PR of 9:16 - and an 8th place overall finish to grab a scoring point - with Sam coming in a few seconds later. Immediately following was the seeded heat, and KC Fussell would get out well mixing it up withe the top 2 guys in the race as they went through the mile in 4:40, while Ben Fielder stayed back, sticking to his game plan of a 4:44 opening mile despite it taking him out of the action, and then just a little behind him Justin Barry and Scotty Nelson were running within their own group, with Aaron Zambrano following that. Around the 2k mark, things started to spread out a little bit more and by the end, Fuss held onto 3rd, dipping under 8:55 with a hard charging Ben coming in at 8:56 to grab 4th and another few seconds saw JB and Scotty coming in just under / over 9:05 for 5th and 6th.

As the Springfield meet was heading towards the later stages of the day, the guys in Boston were just getting under way as Romey Sklar and Brent Harrison would start things off with the mile. Romey was first up, and after an opening 1/2 of 2:10 and a bit off the pack, he started to move up through the last 4 laps to run a 4:17.08. Brent was competing in his first real mile, and let the distance get to his head a little to much as put himself in good position of the opening laps but fell off towards the late stages but was still able to grind out a 4:24. The 3000 would be the next event - the 3k and 5k being the final events of the day - and Mohamed Hussein would be making his first crack at the indoor 3k, and after an opening mile of 4:35 lost a little bit of contact from the group before getting it going again in the final laps to come home in an 8:38 - about a 20 second PR (from his outdoor time). Jeff Seelaus was up next, and a hard fought first mile of 4:41 that saw him getting some extra distance in with his lane 2 and up, would eventually take its toll as he struggled the last K, and came through in 8:51. The final event of the night would the 5k, and Greg Turissini would be the first to go, as he was in the 2nd heat and he was right in the thick of things from the beginning of the race as he went through the mile in 4:41, and then got through the 3k in 8:49 and the 2 Mile in 9:23 and then with 600 to go, he started moving up and would grab 3rd overall in a big PR of 14:34 - and also get 14th overall when all was said and done. The next section up would see both Raymond Meijer and Craig Nelson (making his 5k debut), and the pair would work together throughout the race, as they went would trade-off every couple of laps, as they came through the opening mile in 4:51, the 3k in 9:04 and the 2 Mile in 9:40 and then would finish together in 15:08 - nice PR's for each of them, and a great way to finish the day!