<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 Valentine

2016 Valentine Classic

At BU, February 13th

Full Results

Event
Name
Mark
Place
800
Kristian Sogaard
1:53.64
31
60
Thomas Matthew
7.28
45
1000
Jacob Silverman
2:33.34
49
1000
Chris  Butko
2:34.50
54
60H
Maxim Doiron
9.36
69
1000
Jack  Malague
2:39.58
72
Mile
Jeff Seelaus
4:16.16
78
60
Josh Young
7.64
81
60
Hasani Figueroa
7.76
87
200
Aziz Khan
22.83
103
800
Steven Lucey
1:57.27
115
Mile
Cosmo Brossy
4:19.75
115
800
Brent  Harrison
1:57.37
119
800
Kevin Connors
1:57.53
125
200
Harrison Haigood
23.09
126
400
David Ingraham
51.26
126
800
Vernon Espinoza
1:57.62
128
800
Jesse  Fajnzylber
1:57.63
129
200
Stadtler Thompson
23.13
131
800
Ermias Kebede
1:58.08
138
Mile
Jack Wesley
4:27.27
188
Mile
Tucker Meijer
4:27.55
191
Mile
Peter Horton
4:29.26
200
200
Cornell Brooks
25.65
202
Mile
Justin Barry
4:33.06
222
Mile
Kevin Dooley
4:39.36
263
LJ 
Khalil Flemming
5.79m
39
TJ
Khalil Flemming
12.70m
29
SP
Thomas Matthew
12.51m
24
SP
Sam Amaka
11.42m
34

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet – Kristian Sogaard, Jesse Fajznylber and Aziz Khan

On a cold Saturday morning, the men of Amherst loaded onto the bus and headed to the famous BU Valentine Invitational at one the fastest indoor tracks in the country. For a few guys, it would potentially be the final competition of the season and one more shot at throwing down strong performances. For others, it was another great opportunity to go up against great competition and get primed and ready for the championship meets. Our morning began on the infield, where Maxim Doiron started things off in the 60H with his 9.36 performance. Once the hurdles were removed, Doiron was followed by our trio in the 60m dash. Senior captain Thomas Matthew led the way for the squad with his 7.28 performance, while Josh Young clocked in at 7.64 and Hasani Figueroa crossed the line in 7.76. Later on in the morning, Matthew took on the shot put and got out to a mark of 12.51m. Sam Amaka also participated in the shot put and threw 11.42m.

Following our competitors in the dash, we got back to the oval for the half-mile. The 800m presented our top performance of the day when first-year Kristian Sogaard competed well from the gun, winning his heat in an impressive 1:53.64. After Sogaard, we had a strong contingency of runners all clock in at 1:57 (S. Lucey – 1:57.2, B.Harrison – 1:57.3, K. Connors – 1:57.5). Part of that crew hitting 1:57 was Vernon Espinoza at 1:57.62, Jesse Fajnzylber right behind in 1:57.63, and Ermias Kebede just over 1:57 at 1:58.08. For all three of these guys, their Saturday performance was a personal and collegiate best. At the conclusion of the 800m, David Ingraham shot off in the 400m to win his heat in a respectable season best of 51.26. Going back up in distance, Jacob Silverman was the squad’s top finisher in the 1,000m with a strong front running performance and final time of 2:33.3. After a long hiatus due to illness, Chris Butko returned to the track and clocked in a fine 2:34.5, while Jack Malague rounded it out with a 2:39.5. In our final events of the day, recent soccer convert Aziz Khan won his 200m heat in a strong 22.83, while Harrison Haigood was right behind him in 23.09. A few minutes later, Stadtler Thompson would also win his heat in a time of 23.13. Cornell Brook II was our final competitor with his performance of 25.65. Closing out our day at the track were a handful of guys donning the purple and black in the mile. Continuing his trend of PR performances, Jeff Seelaus was the team’s top finisher after battling well in his heat and stopping the clock in a new PR of 4:16.16. The next Amherst finisher was Cosmo Brossy, who also dipped under 4:20 and put up a new mile PR of 4:19.75. After Seelaus and Brossy, the mile crew was wrapped up by Jack Wesley (4:27.27), Tucker Meijer (4:27.55), Peter Horton (4:29.26), Justin Barry (4:33.06), and Kevin Dooley (4:39.36).

For a few guys, the winter season has come to an end and it’s time to rest up and prepare for big performances in the spring. The remaining guys will return to the cage once again this week and put in the work in preparation for the upcoming DIII New England Championship on Saturday at MIT!