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

2016 Snowflake Classic

At Tufts, April 2nd

Team Score 7th with 47 points

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place
100m Aziz  Khan 11.44 6th
100m Hasani Figueroa 11.86 14th
100m Eli Langston 12.45 30th
100m Sam Amaka 12.91 34th
200m David Ingraham 23.47 4th
200m Eli Langston 24.30 16th
400H Harrison Haigood 1:06.00 10th
400m David Ingraham 53.35 8th
800m Chris Butko 1:59.50
800m Ermias Kebede 2:01.73 15th
800m Kristian Sogaard 2:01.82 16th
800m Vernon Espinoza 2:02.04 17th
800m Brent Harrison 2:02.42 20th
800m Jacob Silverman 2:05.44 27th
800m Jack Malague 2:10.16 39th
800m Kevin Dooley 2:10.82 40th
1500m Kristian Sogaard 4:07.65 7th
1500m Chris Butko 4:08.70 11th
1500m Brent Harrison 4:11.54 16th
1500m Jacob Silverman 4:17.02 26th
1500m Jack  Malague 4:17.21 27th
1500m Kevin Dooley 4:28.02 38th
5000m Steven Lucey 15:07.84 3rd
5000m Dan Crowley 15:12.49 4th
5000m Jeff Seelaus 15:19.94 5th
5000m Kevin Connors 15:24.63 7th
5000m Jack Wesley 15:43.89 9th
5000m Jesse Fajnzylber 15:44.31 10th
10,000m Craig Nelson 32:45.1 5th
10,000m Cosmo Brossy 32:47.94 6th
10,000m Tucker Meijer 33:23.66 12th
10,000m Aaron Zambrano 34:31.62 16th
SP Thomas Matthew 11.69m 9th
SP Sam Amaka 10.63m 15th
Hammer Sam Amaka 33.14m 13th
Hammer Thomas Matthew 30.37m 14th
Javelin Stadtler Thompson 37.50m 13th
Javelin Thomas Matthew 32.08m 16th
4 x 100  Stadtler  Thompson 45.61 5th
Aziz  Khan
Hasani Figueroa
Thomas Matthew




Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Craig Nelson, Jack Malague and Chris Butko

In typical New England weather fashion, we were treated to beautiful spring weather all of last week. Then our season opener on Saturday arrived and we took to the track under steady rainfall and chilly temperatures. Despite the lackluster conditions, our primary focus was still all about competing well against our New England competition and shaking off the rust. Getting our day off to a fine start would be the crew of Cosmo Brossy, Craig Nelson, Aaron Zambrano, and Tucker Meijer in the 10,000. Targeting a workout effort for a majority of the race, we would see Brossy, Nelson, and Meijer crank up the tempo with about 2,000m to go. In the final stages, Craig had a nice closing lap to take 5th running 32:45.4 and Cosmo was right behind in 32:47.9 for 6th. Tucker finished in a time 33:23.6 for 12th and Zambrano ran 34:31.6 for 16th overall. Later in the day and following a similar plan as the guys in the 10,000m, the 5K crew of Dan Crowley, Kevin Connors, Jeff Seelaus, Steven Lucey, Jesse Fajnzylber, and Jack Wesley also focused on a workout effort for a majority of the first half. After the whole crew comfortably hit two miles just under 10:00, we would see some separation as the guys cranked up the pace. In final half mile, Lucey and Crowley worked well together trying to make up ground on the leaders. Over the final lap, Steven had a nice close to take 3rd in 15:07.8. Crowley came home comfortably in 4th place running 15:12.4 with Seelaus behind him running 15:19.9 for 5th and Kevin taking 7th with a 15:24.6. Churning out a PR performance, Jack Wesley ran 15:43.8 to finish 9th and Jesse Fajnzylber was right behind in 15:44.3 for 10th. In the sprints, Aziz Khan and David Ingraham would lead the way for the squad. After getting first acquainted with track during the indoor season, Aziz got his first outdoor season started with an 11.49 performance in the 100m prelims and a 6th place finish overall in the finals. Joining Khan in the 100m would Hasani Figueroa running 11.86, Eli Langston at 12.43 and Sam Amaka at 12.91. In the 400m, Ingraham got his outdoor season started with a 53.35 performance to take 8th. Returning later in the day for the 200m, David would run a 23.47 to finish 4th overall. Making his 400H debut under not ideal weather conditions, Harrison Haigood churned out of 66.0 to finish in 10th place. The quartet of Stadtler Thompson, Aziz Khan, Hasani Figueroa, and Thomas Matthew would represent Amherst in the 4x1 by running 45.61 to take 5th. Our mid distance crew would start off their outdoor season by shaking out the cobwebs with a 1500/800 double on Saturday. In the first section, Kristian Sogaard led the way for the squad with his 4:07.65 7th place performance. Right behind him would be Chris Butko running a fine 4:08.7 for 8th and Brent Harrison was next across the line in 4:11.5. In the remaining sections we would see Jacob Silverman run 4:17.0, a strong 4:17.2 effort by Jack Malague, and Kevin Dooley run 4:28.02. All of these guys would return to the track shortly after the 1500 for the 800m. Butko would be the teams top finisher with a 1:59.5 performance - some issues with the timing / results and still waiting for the official time verification on his race. Also joining the guys doubling back from the 1500m, Ermias Kebede opened his season with a strong 2:01.7 performance and Vernon Espinoza clocked in at 2:02.0. Staying very busy in the field events, the duo of Sam Amaka and Thomas Matthew started the day off by making their track debuts in the hammer throw. Getting it out to 33.14m, Sam took 13th overall while Matthew got it out to a distance of 30.37m to take 14th.  After the hammer circle, both would head to the shot put and this time we would see Matthew put up a throw of 11.69m for 9th. Amaka took 15th throwing 10.63m. Closing out his busy day, Matthew would join Stadtler Thompson and the two would make their debuts in the javelin. Thompson was able to get it out to a mark of 37.50m to take 13th and Matthew finished 16th with his throw of 32.08m.

It definitely wasn’t the most ideal conditions for an outdoor meet, but Saturday’s Snowflake Classic still served as solid first step in the 2016 outdoor season. As a new week approaches, we now turn our efforts to putting in more quality work and getting ready for our first home meet of the season! The Amherst Spring Fling Meet will get started at 11AM next Saturday and we would love to see you out there supporting the squad!