<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2015 UMass Invite

UMass-Amherst Invite

At UMass, April 11th

Team Score - 5th with 63 points

Full Results

Event Name
Mark
Place 
10,000 Crowley
Dan
32:17.60
1
800 Harrison
Brent
1:55.65
1
800 Sklar
Romey
1:56.30
2
5000 Nelson
Craig
15:24.18
3
Steeple Seelaus
Jeff
10:05.63
3
10,000 Barry
Justin
32:59.48
4
1500 Connors
Kevin
4:01.30
4
400 Ingraham
David
51.57
6
110H Sandel
Jamie
16.23
6
TJ Flemming
Khalil
12.54m
8
400 Codola
Nick
52.24
9
5000 Fussell
KC
16:16.33
10
200 Ingraham
David
23.15
10
400H Sandel
Jamie
58.81
10
110H Showalter
Nate
23.44
10
TJ Heterich
Stephen
12.05m
12
5000 Nelson
Scott
16:19.29
12
100 Young
Josh
11.50
12
5000 Horton
Peter
16:22.16
13
LJ Fleming
Khalil
6.01m
14
400 Haigood
Harrison
53.17
14
1500 Lucey
Steven
4:09.72
15
LJ Heterich
Stephen
5.61m
19
400 Kennelly
Patrick
56.91
20
200 Matthew
Thomas
23.76
22
800 Lebovitz
Lucas
2:03.95
23
200 Young
Josh
24.06
23
1500 Wesley
Jack
4:14.13
25
1500 Fiedler
Ben
4:14.63
26
200 Showalter
Nate
24.40
26
200 Kennelly
Dennis
24.46
27
100 Ramy
Mohamed
12.41
29
200 Langston
Eli
25.05
31
1500 Wohlforth
Sam
4:21.96
35
1500 Hawkins
Cole
4:24.59
40
1500 Grand
Zack
4:28.21
43
1500 Zambrano
Aaron
4:28.72
44
4x100
44.72
7
4x400 Codola
51.7
3:26.96
5
Sandel
53.2
Ingraham
51.2
Harrison
50.5

 

 

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Justin Barry and Brent Harrison

It’s quite a luxury to roll out of our beds and be able to make the short run/drive to the other side of town for a track meet. As opposed to last week, we didn’t spend endless hours shoveling this week and we could just focus on competing and chasing after fast times at the UMass Minuteman Invitational. Starting things off for the team on a sunny, but windy morning was Dan Crowley and Justin Barry in the 10k. Despite being their debut at the event, both were hungry to tackle the 25 lap jaunt and it showed from the gun. In similar fashion to last week, Crowley wasted little time and immediately opened a sizeable gap on the field. Dan would click off constant 76’s for the first half of the race and come through the 5k in about 15:40. Justin would be smart and tuck in with a group of three, where he would work well with for the first half and hit 5k in 16:20. Shortly before hitting the four-mile mark, fatigue would begin to creep into Crowley’s legs and we would see the pace slack for about 1200 meters. Though with two laps to go, Dan would the right the ship to close hard in the final half-mile and win the race in 32:17. Over the second half of the race, Justin would hang on valiantly and turn in a very impressive debut performance time of 32:59. Next on the track was junior, Jeff Seelaus in the steeplechase. After making his collegiate debut in this grueling event last season, Jeff has been eagerly looking forward to attacking the barriers this spring. As the race only included five competitors there was plenty of space and no real concern of mid barrier tussles. Seelaus would get out well and do a good portion of the work in the chase pack. Unfortunately, Jeff would fall of a bit with two laps to go and finish 3rd overall in 10:05.6. Though the pace was slow, it was still a god chance for Jeff to bust off the steeple rust and get read to attack the race again a few weeks down the road. While Seelaus was jumping over barriers, Khalil Flemming and Stephen Hetterich were doing some jumping of their in the infield. On the long jump runway, Flemming would see his best mark come on his first mark of 6.01m, which put him 14th overall. For Hetterich, his second leap of 5.61m would be his best mark of the day and put him 19th overall. The duo would go on later to compete in the TJ, where Khalil would finish 8th overall with a mark of 12.54m and Hetterich picked up 12th with a jump of 12.05m. Not only was Flemming kept busy on the jumps runway, but he was also part of a 4x1 relay that consisted of Josh Young, Thomas Matthew, and Nick Codola. The quartet did a fine job getting the baton around the track safely and turned in a 44.77 performance to take 7th overall. After some on action on the jumps runway, we would have a solid crew representing Amherst in the 1500m. Toeing the line for the team in the first heat of the day were Aaron Zambrano, Sam Wohlforth, Jack Wesley, and Steven Lucey. Laying the ground work early on was Wohlforth and Wesley, who sat at the front of the lead pack and came through 800m in 2:16. Biding his time well, Steven Lucey would make a charge for home with a lap to go and open up a sizable gap on the field to win the unseeded section in 4:09.7. First year, Jack Wesley, made a strong move as well and took 2nd in 4:14.1, while Wohlforth and Zambrano would be next across the line in 4:21.9 and 4:28.7. In the 2nd unseeded section, Zack Grand and Cole Hawkins would do a majority of the work until the final 200m. At that time, Hawkins made a final push for victory, but would be caught in the homestretch and have to settle for 2nd in 4:24.5. Grand would come across in 4:28.2 for 3rd in the heat. Later on in the afternoon, Kevin Connors and Ben Fielder would compete in the seeded section of the 1500m. Running a near perfect race, Kevin would come up just short in the last few meters of the race as he would be out leaned by a Holy Cross runner and would have to settle 4th overall in 4:01.3. Sophomore, Fielder would run 4:14.6 and take 7th in his respective heat. Once the 1500m had concluded, it was time for a little sprints action. Leading the charge in the 400m for the Amherst men was David Ingraham, who clocked in at 51.57 for 6th place overall. Fellow long sprints compatriot, Nick Codola, was not too far behind in a time of 52.24 and 9th place overall. After battling injuries for a majority of the winter, Harrison Haigood and Pat Kennelly would stretch their legs and compete well in their first race of the spring season as Harrison would run 53.17 for 14th place.. Shifting down to 100m, Josh Young would be the top Amherst finisher in a season best time of 11.50. A few minutes later, Jamie Sandel would begin his hurdle double in the 110H, where he would clock in at 16.23 for 6th overall. In the 400H later on in the day, Sandel took 10th overall running 58.81. After a respectable performance in the 400m, Ingraham would cross the line in 23.15 to take 10th overall in the 200m. Making his season debut after a long winter layoff due to injury, Thomas Matthew, returned to action by clocking in a 23.76 to take 22nd overall. Behind TMatt, Josh would finish one place after while Nate Showalter and Dennis Kennelly finished 26th and 27th, running 24.40 and 24.46. Entering the later stages of the meet, we still had unfinished business in the 800m, 5000, and 4x4. Though they were competing in the 2nd unseeded section of the 800m that did little to deter Brent (arrison and Romey Sklar from going after the fastest time of the day. Sitting 1-2 as they came through 400m in 56.6, (arrison would take off with 300m to go and never look back. He would go onto win the 800m overall with a fine time of 1:55.6. Sklar would close hard as well and was able to take 2nd overall in 1:56.3. Lucas Lebovitz would compete in the final section of the day and turn in a performance of 2:03.9. The trio of Craig Nelson, Scott Nelson, and KC Fussell were the next Amherst contingency on the track for the 5,000m. Putting himself in the front pack of the race, Craig Nelson would battle well over the 12 ½  laps and take a well deserved 3rd in 15:24.1. Fussell and Scott would work well together through a majority of the race, though Fussell would eventually pull away to run 16:16.3 for 10th overall, while Scott Nelson was just a few seconds behind running 16:19.2. Earlier in the day, first year, Peter Horton, won the unseeded section of the 5000m in 16:22.16. Wrapping up the day for Amherst was the quartet of Codola, Sandel, Ingraham, and (arrison in the 4x4 relay. Despite some tired legs, the guys would perform well and we would see Brent (arrison provide a very solid anchor leg to bring the boys home in 3:26.9 for 5th overall. You can catch us next weekend, as we will be in action at Wesleyan for the Elmer Swanson Invitational. Wesleyan will be the final regular season meet of the spring, as we will then move on to the championship portion of our schedule!