<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2015 Spring Fling

Amherst Spring Fling

At Amherst, April 4th

Team Score - 2nd with 72 points

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place 
800 Connors Kevin 1:58.79 1
5000 Crowley Dan 15:15.69 1
5000 Seelaus Jeff 15:41.66 2
800 Turissini Greg 1:58.79 2
LJ Cort Mark 5.85m 3
800 Harrison Brent 1:59.58 3
1500 Sklar Romey 4:04.85 3
5000 Barry Justin 15:43.66 4
400 Codola Nick 52.43 4
110H Sandel Jamie 16.31 4
400H Sandel Jamie 57.58 4
1500 Turissini Greg 4:05.19 4
LJ Fleming Khalil 5.61m 5
200 Ingraham David 23.47 5
400 Ingraham David 52.78 5
800 Sklar Romey 2:00.89 5
5000 Fiedler Ben 15:46.66 6
TJ Fleming Khalil 11.43m 6
1500 Harrison Brent 4:06.64 7
100 Kennelly Dennis 11.95 7
LJ Langston Eli 5.45m 7
LJ Heterich Stephen 5.35m 8
800 Lucey Steven 2:01.70 8
110H Showalter Nate 17.44 8
1500 Hussein Muhamed  4:08.09 9
800 Lebovitz Lucas 2:01.83 9
100 Young Josh 11.56 10
100 Langston Eli 12.42 12
5000 Nelson Scott 16:26.12 12
800 Wesley Jack 2:03.17 12
100 Ramy Mohamed 12.56 13
400H Showalter Nate 1:04.58 13
1500 Nelson Craig 4:13.11 15
800 Butko Chris 2:05.06 16
5000 Hawkins Cole 16:37.86 16
5000 Wolforth Sam 16:44.61 18
5000 Zambrano Aaron 16:46.52 20
200 Langston Eli 25.37 21
1500 Meijer Raymond 4:15.87 21
200 Young Josh 24.00 21
800 Fajnzylber Jesse 2:07.73 22
200 Ramy Mohamed 25.98 23
800 Fussell KC 2:11.29 25
800 Roberts Aedan 2:12.43 26
1500 Horton Peter 4:21.50 29
1500 Fussell KC 4:27.38 36
1500 Grand Zack 4:34.07 46
4x4 Sandel 3:34.08 4
4x8 Codola 2:02.6 8:21.97 2
Lucey 2:10.7
Wesley 2:06.3
Connors 2:02.1





Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Coach Luke & Coach Mike for busting their butts in getting the track ready to compete on!!

Though it has taken a bit longer than normal for spring to arrive in New England (okay so it really has not fully arrived still!!), the Amherst men finally kicked off their 2015 outdoor campaign this past weekend. Not only was it the first meet of the season, it was also the second home meet at the beautiful new outdoor facility. Initially, Mother Nature held off on precipitation but made up for it with a steady wind blowing in every direction throughout the day. Giving us a strong start to the meet schedule were eight guys who toed the line in the Men’s 5000m. Dan Crowley—back after an injury during the indoor season—wasted little time and immediately took to the front of the field. Over the course of the race, Crowley braved the winds alone to gradually open up a sizeable gap on the field. Eventually, Crowley finished with a victory as well as a respectable early season time of 15:15.69. Behind Crowley we saw fine work from the trio of Jeff Seelaus, Justin Barry, and Ben Fielder. The triumvirate worked well with one another throughout the 5000m and, in the homestretch, Seelaus pulled away to take 2nd in 15:41.66. Barry was not too far behind in 15:43.66—good for 4th—and Fiedler crossed the line next in 15:46.66 taking 6th. Scott Nelson, a freshman, rounded out the seeded heat running 16:26.12. In the unseeded heat, Cole Hawkins, Sam Wolforth, and Aaron Zambrano employed similar tactics to the seeded trio to move up well throughout the twelve laps. In the end, Hawkins led the charge with his 16:36.86 performance; Wolforth was next across the line 16:44.61 and Zambrano was just behind in 16:46.52. Next up on the track for the Amherst men was a strong contingency competing in the 1500. Taking top honors for the Lord Jeffs on Saturday was Romey Sklar, who had a strong kick to run 4:04.85 and take 3rd. Right behind Sklar was senior co-captain Greg Turissini running 4:05.19 for 4th. Typically toeing the line for the black and purple in the half-mile, Brent Harrison switched it up to run 4:06.64 for 7th. After Harrison, it was Mohamed Hussein who crossed the line in 4:08.09 for 9th. His freshman counterpart, Craig Nelson, was a few seconds behind in 4:13.11. Behind Nelson there was a handful of more distance-oriented Amherst harriers who opened up their season by stretching their legs in the 1500. While the action was heating up on the oval, Amherst’s long jumpers were kicking things off on the outside of the track. Due to the snow, and frozen ground of the far pit, the jumpers would have no choice but to jump straight into the howling wind coming across the Valley. Senior captain Mark Cort was the top Amherst finisher in the Long Jump with his first leap of 5.85m. Behind Cort, Khalil Flemming saw his best mark come from his third jump of 5.61m, which placed him 5th at the end of the day. Making his collegiate track debut, Eli Langston jumped 5.45m to finish 7th, while Stephen Hetterich put up a mark of 5.35m for 8th place. After the Long Jump, Khalil Flemming jumped to a mark of 11.43m in the Triple Jump and finished 6th. Back on the track, we shifted our attention to the short sprints. In the 400m, Nick Codola and David Ingraham were the lone Amherst representatives. Codola came out on top running 52.43 for 4th with Ingraham right behind him running 52.78 for 5th. Ingraham would go on later to run 23.47 for 5th in the 200m. In the 100m, Josh Young opened up his season with a performance of 11.56, which was good enough for 4th. After Young, Dennis Kennelly came across the line in 11.95 for 7th; Eli Langston and Mohamed Ramy rounded out the Amherst competitors with their performances of 12.42 and 12.56, respectively. These three 100m competitors returned later in the afternoon to compete well in the 200m. In the 110H, Jamie Sandel opened up his season with a respectable performance of 16.31 for 4th, while hurdle compatriot Nate Showalter ran 17.44 to take 8th. An hour later, Sandel clocked in at 57.58 in the 400H for 4th and Showalter, making his 400H debut, ran 64.58.After flexing some muscle in the 1500, the Amherst men were ready for another strong mid-distance show in the 800. Once all was said and done, we put four finishers in the top five. Though in separate heats, Kevin Connors and Greg Turissini finished with the same exact time of 1:58.79 for 1st place overall. Brent Harrison hung on to finish 3rd running 1:59.58, while Romey Sklar was just behind running 2:00.89 for 5th. After Sklar, Steven Lucey and Lucas Lebovitz finished almost simultaneously as Lucey crossed the line in 2:01.70 and Lebovitz 2:01.83. Beginning to round into form, Jack Wesley ran a fine season-opener of 2:03.17 to take 12th overall. Fellow freshman Chris Butko was the next Amherst mid-distance runner clocking in at 2:05.74. Jesse Fajnzylber, KC Fussell, and Aedan Roberts rounded out the remaining Amherst finishers. Capping off the day for Amherst men were the 4x4 and 4x8 relays. The 4x4 quartet of Chris Butko, Nate Showalter, Jamie Sandel, and David Ingraham got the baton smoothly across track to clock in at 3:34.08 for 4th. The Amherst 4x8 featured Nick Codola, Steven Lucey, Jack Wesley, and Kevin Connors who ran 8:21.97 for 2nd place.Though it was a bit cold and blustery, it was a fun and exciting day to be competing on home turf. We saw some strong season openers that have us excited for what’s to come this spring. It was all made even better due to the large presence of family and friends who cheered us on all day and then gathered with us post-meet to share some great food. Be sure to catch us in action next weekend, as we will be just down the road at the UMass Amherst Minuteman Invitational!