<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 Smith Invite 1

Smith Invite

At Smith, December 5th

Full Results

Event Name
Mark
Place
800 Chris Butko
1:56.98
1
800 Jesse  Fajnzylber
2:02.14
4
800 Ermias Kebede
2:04.0
5
400 Harrison Haigood
54.16
8
TJ Khalil Flemming
12.26m
8
600 Jeff Ewing
1:30.9
10
800 Jack  Malague
2:06.3
10
800 Justin Barry
2:07.38
11
200 Stadtler Thompson
23.96
12
800 Peter Horton
2:07.39
12
800 Kevin Dooley
2:07.47
13
HJ Jay Drain
1.63m
14
LJ Khalil Flemming
5.90m
15
200 Harrison Haigood
24.49
16
60H Maxim Doiron
9.30
16
HJ Nate Showalter
1.63m
16
60 Stadtler Thompson
7.48
18
HJ Harrison Haigood
1.58m
18
60H Nate  Showalter
9.66
20
60 Josh Young
7.51
21
LJ Dennis Kennelly
5.21m
21
LJ Jay  Drain
4.99m
24
60 Mohamed Ramy
7.93
33
200 Mohamed Ramy
26.40
35
200 Maxim  Doiron
26.40
35

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Chris Butko and Stadtler Thompson

Though the cross country season just ended two weeks ago, we made the short trek down to Northampton on Saturday to kick off the 2015-2016 indoor season at the Smith Winter Classic. Seeing as many of the distance guys are still easing into the mileage after some well-deserved recovery, we had a large number of sprinters and field event athletes making their season and collegiate debuts. Starting off the day for the men of Amherst would be a solid trio of long jumpers and high jumpers. Leading the way in the long jump was senior Khalil Flemming, whose best mark of the day came in his first jump of 5.90m. Flemming would return once again to the runway later in the day for the triple jump and put up a mark 12.26m. After a year hiatus from the long jump, Dennis Kennelly made his return to the event and put up a mark of 5.21m. Lacing up the spikes for the first time ever, Jay Drain made his collegiate debut and leaped to a distance of 4.99m. Jay also took on the high jump for the first time ever and finished the day with a mark of 1.63m (5’4.25”). Nate Showalter and Harrison Haigood, who were also making their collegiate debuts in the event, joined Drain in the high jump. Showalter matched Drain and also jumped 1.63m, while Haigood got up to 1.58m (5’2.25”).

After some good action in the field events, we turned our attention to the track for some sprints action in the 60H and 60 dash. Settling into the blocks for the first time of his collegiate career, Maxim Doiron got off the line well and clocked in at 9.30. The first year hurdler would return later in the day and put up at time of 26.40 in the 200. In the following 60H heat, Showalter began his season of hurdling with a performance of 9.66. In the dash, we would see another first year leading the way, as Stadtler Thompson clocked in at 7.43. The first year sprinter would also come back later in the day and run 23.96 in the 200. Also competing in the 60 was Josh Young running 7.51 and Mohamed Ramy coming across the line in 7.93. Ramy doubled back later in the day and run 26.40 in the 200. Once he was done with the high jump, Harrison Haigood took the track for the 200 & 400 double where he would put up times of 24.49 and 54.16. Toeing the line in the 600, Jeff Ewing started off his sophomore season with a solid performance of 1:30.9, which was just off his PR of 1:30.3. Closing out the afternoon, we had a handful of distance guys looking to claim bragging rights in an 800m showdown. Getting out well from the gun, Chris Butko appeared to be superior force among the Amherst contingency. At the halfway point, he would move up nicely to 2nd and begin to reel in the leader from Williams. In the final 200m, Butko went past the foe from Williams and claimed victory in a near PR time of 1:56.98. After Butko, Jesse Fajnzylber was next across the line 2:02.1 with Ermias Kebede right behind in 2:04.0. The next Amherst finishers would be Jack Malague, Justin Barry, Peter Horton, and Kevin Dooley all running between 2:06 and 2:07 respectively.

Seeing as it was only the first weekend of December, this meet served as an excellent rust buster and provided a lot of good feedback for the things we will need to work on in the coming weeks. While we will continue putting in solid training this week and next, we will also begin to wrap up the semester and prepare to hit the books for the final stretch. The next time we take to the track will be after the New Year on January 16th at the Little 3 Championship at Wesleyan.