<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 Spring Fling

2016 Spring Fling

At Amherst, April 9th

Team Score 3rd with 78 points

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place
100m Thomas Matthew 11.26 2nd
100m Aziz Khan 11.30 4th
100m Stadtler Thompson 11.40 6th
100m Hasani Figueroa 11.96 13th
100m Eli Langston 12.17 15th
100m Sam Amaka 12.48 18th
200m Aziz Khan 22.76 2nd
200m Harrison Haigood 23.43 8th
200m Jeff Ewing 24.86 17th
200m Cornell Brooks 25.59 19th
400m David Ingraham 52.03 9th
400m Vernon Espinoza 52.43 12th
400m Jay  Drain 54.25 20th
400m Jeff Ewing 55.20 23rd
800m Chris Butko 1:53.98 1st
800m Brent Harrison 1:57.04 5th
800m Steven Lucey 1:57.14 6th
800m Kristian Sogaard 1:57.75 9th
800m Jacob Silverman 2:01.00 16th
800m Kevin Dooley 2:03.42 25th
800m Jack Malague 2:03.58 26th
800m Kevin Connors 2:03.90 27th
1500m Dan  Crowley 3:59.60 1st
1500m Cosmo Brossy 4:03.49 7th
1500m Mo Hussein 4:03.72 8th
1500m Jesse Fajnzylber 4:04.35 9th
1500m Jack Wesley 4:09.27 17th
1500m Ermias Kebede 4:11.50 22nd
1500m Craig  Nelson 4:12.43 26th
1500m Tucker Meijer 4:15.18 32nd
Steeple Jeff Seelaus 9:40.46 1st
5000m Peter Horton 15:46.72 9th
5000m Aaron Zambrano 16:23.26 19th
110H Maxim Doiron 16.75 5th
400H Maxim Doiron 60.20 5th
400H Jesse  Fajnzylber 63.77 8th
HJ Harrison Haigood 1.64m 7th
HJ Jay Drain 1.64m 9th
LJ Khalil Flemming 5.84m 8th
LJ Cornell Brooks 5.28m 14th
SP Thomas Matthew 12.30m 4th
SP Sam Amaka 11.42m 8th
HT Thomas Matthew 34.54m 12th
HT Sam Amaka 33.51m 13th
Jav Stadtler Thompson 45.59m 8th
Jav Sam Amaka 31.97m 16th
4x4 Ingraham
Drain 3:36.05 5th
4x8 A Lucey 1:58
Butko 1:56
Sogaard 2:00
Harrison 1:58 7:53.69 1st
4x8 B Fajnzylber 2:04.3
Malague 2:06.2
Dooley 2:07.4
Silverman 2:06.1 8:25.51 4th




Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Dan Crowley and Aziz Khan

Despite the snowstorm earlier in the week, Saturday’s 2nD Annual Amherst College Spring Fling Invitational went off under fair skies and near perfect conditions for competing.  As eight other strong teams from New England made their way to Amherst, the guys had the nice luxury of rolling out of their own beds and making the short walk to Pratt Field. Defending the home turf seemed to be the key to success, as throughout the day we would see strong performances across all events. Starting our day off with a bang was senior, Jeff Seelaus in the steeplechase. Looking smooth and in control, the veteran runner was able to make short work of the field to power home in a respectable early season win of 9:40.46. Hoping to follow in Seelaus’s footsteps, we would have a strong crew also vying for victory in the 1500m. Despite some strong front running in the earlier stages of the race by a Connecticut College competitor, Dan Crowley remained unfazed as the bell rung out for the final lap. At 300m to go, Crowley unleashed a big kick to chase down the race leader and an Amherst victory wouldn’t be certain until he pulled away in the final 50m. Crossing the line in first, Dan posted a very respectable victory time of 3:59.60. Behind our senior captain, we would see strong races and some PR performances from Cosmo Brossy (4:03.49), Mo Hussein (4:03.72), Jesse Fajnzylber (4:04.35), Jack Wesley (4:09.27), Ermias Kebede (4:11.50), Craig Nelson (4:12.43), and Tucker Meijer (4:15.18).

Moving down to the sprints, Maxim Doiron started off his day with a collegiate debut in the 110H and clocked in at 16.75. Max would return later in the day with Jesse Fajnzylber for the 400H, where the duo would run times of 60.20 and 63.77 respectively. In the open 400m, David Ingraham would be the team’s top finisher once again and finished 8th overall running 52.03. Following Ingraham would be Vernon Espinoza at 52.43, Jay Drain at 54.25, and Jeff Ewing running 55.20. In the 100m, Thomas Matthew would fly down the straightway and walk away with a new PR of 11.26 and a second place finish. Right behind Matthew was Aziz Khan taking 4th in 11.30, Stadtler Thompson running 11.40 for 6th place, Hasani Figueroa running 11.96, Eli Langston at 12.17, and Sam Amaka closed it out with a 12.48. Later in the day, Aziz would return for the 200 and run 22.76 to take 2nd overall. Harrison Haigood ran 23.43 to finish 8th, Jeff Ewing crossed the line in 24.94 and Cornell Brooks in 25.59. Shifting back up to Mid-Distance / Distance events, we would be treated to another exciting finish in the homestretch. Sophomore, Chris Butko pulled away over final 150m and crossed the line first in a near PR performance of 1:53.98. Running strong from the 2nd heat, Brent Harrison finished in 5th place with a nice 1:57.04 race. Behind Harrison, Steven Lucey ran 1:57.14 to take 6th and Kristian Sogaard was 9th with his 1:57.75. Closing out the half mile crew would be Jacob Silverman at 2:01.00, Kevin Dooley at 2:03.42 and Jack Malague at 2:03.58. Competing well in the 5,000m, Peter Horton ran well to take 9th running 15:46.72 and Aaron Zambrano finished 19th running 16:23.26.

While the team was keeping busy on the track, we had a strong crew holding things down in the field events. The duo of Sam Amaka and Thomas Matthew did a lot of the heavy lifting and their day started with the hammer throw, where Matthew threw 34.54 to take 12th and Amaka got the hammer out 33.51 for 13th. In the shot put circle, Thomas Matthew grabbed 4th with a throw of 12.30m and Amaka finished eighth with his throw of 11.42m. On the javelin runway, Stadler Thompson launched the jav once again and finished 8th with a PR throw 45.59m, while Amaka threw 31.97m to take 16th. Closing out the day, we would have two squads take to the track for the 4x800. Our “A” squad (Steven Lucey, Christ Butko, Kristian Sogaard, Brent Harrison) and our “B” squad (Jesse Fajnzylber, Jack Malague, Kevin Dooley, Jacob Silverman) capped off our strong day by running 7:53.6 and 8:25.5 to take 1st and 4th overall. The 4x400 relay consisting of David Ingraham, Ermias Kebede, Maxim Doiron and Jay Drain, ran a respectable 3:36.0 to finish 5th.

With strong showings across all events and multiple victories, the boys would finish with 78 team points to take 3rd behind Coast Guard and WPI. It was definitely a good showing for the squad on the home turf and helps set the tone for the coming weeks. Looking to be more like spring this week, the guys will be busy once this week putting in the work for the Silfen Elite Meet on Friday Night and the UMass Minuteman Invitational on Saturday!