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

2016 Sunshine Classic

At Tufts, April 23rd

Team Score 4th with 52 points

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place
200 Aziz Khan 22.84 6th
200 David Ingraham 23.34 8th
200 Eli Langston 24.05 15th
200 Harrison Haigood 24.40 18th
200  Jeff Ewing 24.98 21st
400 Brent Harrison 51.22 4th
400 Jay Drain 53.38 11th
400 Jeff Ewing 54.63 13th
400H Maxim Doiron 60.37 5th
800 Vernon Espinoza 1:56.26 4th
800 Jesse Fajnzylber 1:57.31 6th
800 Jacob Silverman 2:00.12 9th
800 Jack Malague 2:01.70 12th
800 Kevin Dooley 2:04.14 14th
1500 Kristian Sogaard 4:01.17 1st
1500 Ermias Kebede 4:10.59 9th
5000 Aaron Zambrano 16:18.71 4th
LJ Khalil Flemming 6.10m 6th
LJ Eli Langston 5.62 10
LJ Cornell Brooks 5.20 12
TJ Khalil Flemming 12.98m 4th
JAV Stadtler Thompson 31.34m 10th
4x1 Stadtler  Thompson 44.37 3rd
Aziz Khan
David Ingraham
Thomas Matthew



Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Kristian Sogaard and Vernon Espinoza

Only a week out from the 2016 NESCAC Championship, Saturday’s Tufts Sunshine Classic served as a strong tune up for a majority of the Amherst squad before the championship meet. In addition to priming up for NESCACs, we would also have guys looking to snag a qualifier to extend their spring or simply go out on a high note for the season. Though the sunshine and warmth didn’t really appear until the tail end of the meet, the guys still got down to business in the early stages. Starting off the day would be the 4x1 quartet of Stadtler Thompson, Aziz Khan, David Ingraham, and Thomas Matthew, getting the baton around in 44.37 to take 3rd place. Despite a fasting open pace in the 1500m, Kristian Sogaard would remain confident in the lead pack and go onto secure victory in a time of 4:01.17. Coming in behind Kristian and churning out a personal best was fellow first year, Ermias Kebede clocking at 4:10.59 and taking 9th. Leading the charge for a large crew in the 800m, Vernon Espinoza would battle well in a competitive field and take 4th place running a season best of 1:56.26. Finishing right behind Espinoza would be Jesse Fajnzylber also running a personal best of 1:57.31 to take 6th. Next across the line would be Jacob Silverman in 2:00.12, Jack Malague at 2:01.70, and Kevin Dooley finishing in 2:04.14. Prior to our 800m crew stepping onto the track, Brent Harrison would lead the way in the 400m and take 4th overall with a 51.22. Finishing behind Harrison would be Jay Drain running 53.38 and qualifying for NESCACs, as well as Jeff Ewing running a new PR of 54.63. Holding his own and overcoming hurdle misplacement by the officials, Maxim Doiron clocked in a strong 60.30 to finish 5th in the 400H. Rounding out our day would be a strong sprint crew in the 200m and once again, Aziz Khan would be our top finisher with a respectable time of 22.84 for 6th place. Right behind Khan was David Ingraham running 23.34 for 8th, Eli Langston at 24.05, Harrison Haigood at 24.40, and Jeff Ewing rounding it out with a 24.98. Aaron Zambrano would close out our day at the track with a 16:18.7 4th place performance in the 5,000m. In the field events going on throughout the day, we would have Stadtler Thompson finish 10th in the javelin with a throw of 31.34m and Khalil Flemming put up marks of 12.98m in the triple jump (4th) and 6.10m in the long jump (6th). While also in the LJ, Eli Langston would get his feet dirty for the first time this season, jumping 5.62 and Cornell Brooks finishing 2 spots behind him.

As Saturday’s meet concludes the regular season, we now move on to the Championship portion of schedule and it will begin with next weekend’s NESCAC Championship at our home track! We are certainly excited to play host to an awesome event and we hope to see numerous families, friends, and alumni out at the track supporting the team!