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

Elmer Swanson Invite

At Wesleyan, April 18th

Full Results

TJ Flemming Khalil
13.10m
1
800 Harrison Brent
1:55.19
1
200 Ingraham David
22.89
1
100 Matthew Thomas
11.40
1
Steeple Nelson Craig
10:21.69
1
400H Sandel Jamie
56.59
1
5000 Wohlforth Sam
16:31.71
1
800 Connors Kevin
1:57.14
2
LJ Cort Mark
6.42m
2
TJ Hetterich Stephen
12.27m
2
400 Ingraham David
50.84
2
200 Matthew Thomas
23.03
2
Steeple Nelson Scott
10:30.62
2
110H Sandel Jamie
16.08
2
1500 Sklar Romey
3:56.71
2
800 Codola Nick
1:57.84
3
1,500 Crowley Dan
3:57.95
3
400 Haigood Harrison
53.38
3
5000 Hawkins Cole
17:02.12
3
100 Kennelly Dennis
11.92
3
200 Langston Eli
24.55
3
110H Showalter Nate
16.34
3
400H Showalter Nate
59.21
3
800 Crowley Dan
1:58.23
4
400 Ewing Jeff
55.24
4
LJ Flemming Khalil
6.30m
4
1500 Harrison Brent
3:59.13
4
100 Langston Eli
11.99
4
5000 Zambrano Aaron
17:24.10
4
200 Ramy Mohamed
25.10
5
200 Ewing Jeff
25.38
6
LJ Hetterich Stephen
5.87m
6
100 Ramy Mohamed
12.35
6
1500 Seelaus Jeff
4:05.10
7
200 Kennelly Dennis
26.02
8
1500 Wesley Jack
4:05.27
8
1500 Horton Peter
4:06.02
9
800 Lebovitz Lucas
2:01.59
9
800 Horton Peter
2:03.29
10
1500 Fiedler Ben
4:09.06
11
1,500 Barry Justin
4:11.70
12
800 Fiedler Ben
2:07.20
12
1500 Fussell KC
4:13.91
13
800 Lucey Steven
2:09.15
13

 

 

 

 

Meet Recap:

The Many Performers of the Meet: Nate Showalter, David Ingraham, Peter Horton, Jack Wesley and Jamie Sandel

On Saturday, spring was finally in the air and, after a long, arduous winter, the Amherst men were ready to capitalize at Wesleyan’s Swanson Invitational. Though a meet with only three other teams, it did little to deter the men of Amherst from competing at the highest level in every event. The picturesque day began with the Amherst jumpers going after it on the long jump runway. The trio of Mark Cort, Khalil Flemming, and Stephen Hetterich all knew what was at stake with it being the last meet of the regular season, taking full advantage of perfect jumping conditions. Senior Mark Cort was the team leader with his season best mark of 6.42m to take 2nd; Flemming also posted a season best mark of 6.30m to take 4th and Stephen Hetterich rounded out the trio with his own season best leap of 5.87m. Both Flemming and Hetterich came back later in the afternoon to go 1-2 in the Triple Jump with leaps of 13.10m and 12.27m.
            Starting things off on the track for Amherst, Sam Wohlforth took top honors in the Men’s 5000m as he won in 16:31.71. After Wohlforth’s respectable performance, a large crew of Amherst men prepared to tackle the 1500m. Not wanting the pace to slack, Romey Sklar took the race out in a steady pace from the gun. Sklar brought teammate Brent Harrison through the first 400m in 62 and the half-mile in 2:06. Although still in the lead at 1200m, Sklar was challenged by a Wesleyan competitor in the last 150m of the race.  The Wesleyan runner pulled away to win, but Sklar hung on to take 2nd in a season best time of 3:56.71. Dropping a big move in the final 200m, Dan Crowley grabbed 3rd in a PR of 3:57.9 and Brent Harrison was right behind in 3:59.13 for 4th. Behind our three frontrunner's, Jeff Seelaus came across the line next in 4:05.1 for 7th. The freshman duo of Jack Wesley and Peter Horton were our next finishers, turning in fine performances of 4:05.2 and 4:06.0. Our final 1500m finishers were Ben Fiedler in 4:09.0, Justin Barry in 4:11.7, and KC Fussell in 4:13.9. At the conclusion of the 1500m, Jamie Sandel and Nate Showalter took to the track for the Men’s 110H. After putting in some excellent work all spring, Sandel and Showalter were primed and ready to go for a big day. That was certainly the case on Saturday, as Sandel took 2nd in a new personal best of 16.08 and Showalter dropped a huge personal best time of 16.34 to take 3rd. They weren't done yet, as they both came back later in the afternoon for the 400H. Yet again, Sandel popped off a PR of 56.59 to win right at the line and Showalter was not too far behind with a new PR of 59.21. After the hurdles were cleared from the track, it was time for some sprints action. In the 400m, David Ingraham battled with a Wesleyan competitor only to be nipped right at the line running 50.84 for 2nd. Freshmen Harrison Haigood and Jeff Ewing took 3rd and 4th overall in 53.38 and 55.24. After making his season debut last week, Thomas Matthew was ready to take care of business on Saturday in the Men’s 100m. Matthew wasn't showing any signs of rust and bested the field in a fine time of 11.40. Taking 3rd and 4th, Dennis Kennelly and Elijah Langston put up times of 11.92 and 11.99, respectfully. Most short sprinters would return later in the afternoon for the final sprint event of the day, the Men’s 200m. After narrowly missing victory in the 400m, Ingraham won the 200m in a personal best time of 22.89, while Thomas Matthew easily took 2nd in 23.03.After being well-represented in the 1500m, we once again saw a large group of purple and black in the 800m. Though there was less than 30 minutes between the two events, Brent Harrison, doubling back, immediately took the race out hard from the gun. Initially planning to run only the first 600m of the 800m as a workout, Harrison scrapped the plan after hitting the 600m with a big lead and went on to win handily in a fine time of 1:55.15. Sophomore Kevin Connors was the next finisher in 1:57.34 and right in tow was Nick Codola in a great time of 1:57.8. Though his primary focus this spring will be the 5k, Dan Crowley dropped a great time of 1:58.23 to round out the Amherst sweep. A few seconds behind Crowley, Lucas Lebovitz and Peter Horton churned performances of 2:01.59 and 2:03.29 respectively. Our final event of the afternoon was the 3k Steeplechase, in which we would see the twin duo of Craig and Scott Nelson in action. Given that they were the only competitors, the Nelsons went in with the mindset of running a hard workout. The two exchanged the lead for a majority of the race, but in the end Craig pulled ahead in 10:21.69 and Scott finished in a time of 10:30.62.
            Despite the small meet atmosphere, it was great to see most everyone compete to the fullest extent and walk away with numerous season bests. This certainly bodes well for the next few weeks, as Saturday was the final regular season meet and we now enter the championship portion of our schedule. Next weekend we will head to Williamstown for the venerable NESCAC Championship and will look to keep the good times rolling!