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

2016 Silfen Elite Distance Meet

At Conn College, April 15th

Full Results

 

5000 Dan Crowley 14:29.98 2- School record
1500 Steven Lucey 3:57.87 4
5000 Mohamed Hussein 14:35.29 7
5000 Craig Nelson 14:57.90 12
5000 Cosmo Brossy 15:03.21 14-Freshmen record

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Dan Crowley & Cosmo Brossy

Taking advantage of the absolutely perfect spring weekend the squad took care of business at both last Friday’s Silfen Elite Distance Night and Saturday’s UMass Minuteman Invitational. On a cool, calm evening in New London, CT the quartet of Dan Crowley, Craig Nelson, Mohamed Hussein, and Cosmo Brossy toed the line under the lights for a competitive 5,000. In the early stages, we would see a relatively relaxed pace as the mile only came through in 444, with Mo sitting in the top three while Crowley hung a few meters back and Cosmo/Craig worked well together in the chase pack as they came through in 449. Shortly after two miles - coming through in 9:27 for Mo and Dan and then 9:34 & 937 for Craig and Cosmo - the race was on and Dan worked his way up alongside Mo at the front of the field. At the bell, we would see Dan make his bid for victory and challenge the race leader from RPI. Stride for stride over the last 200m, Dan would come up just short of victory but walk away with a big PR and new Amherst school record of 14:29.98 (Robert Mitchell ran 14:33 on this very track back in 1999 to win NESCAC's). Hanging tough over the last lap, Mo put up an outdoor best of 14:35.2 to take 7th place. Behind our front duo, Craig was next across the line running a very strong 14:57 for 12th and we would see Cosmo snag the Freshman 5k record with his 15:03.21 performance - taking a few ticks off of Carlyle Eubanks 15:03 from a few years ago! Earlier in the evening, Steven Lucey would get the night started in the 1500. He certainly did not help himself out with some poor positioning in the first lap as he was at the back of the 19 person field, but over the next 2 laps, he worked himself up into striking distance and a big kick in the last 150 earned him a respectable 3:57.87 and place 4th overall finish, and a new PR. On the evening, all five guys grabbed Outdoor PR's in their races so safe to say that they got it done and took advantage of the conditions and made the most of the drive down!