1996 Men's Track and Field

5/20 At the Men's N.E. Open at Tufts University held last weekend, Robert Mitchell came in third place in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51.55. That time is a new school record and it automatically qualifies him for this weekend's NCAA Division III Tournament. in the 10,000 meter run, Donald Baril and Thane Hancock came in 3rd and 4th place with times of 32:19.52 and 32:31.57, respectively. As a team, the Jeffs came in 18th place with 12 points.

The women's also fared well, finishing in 15th place with 12 team points. Amanda Weiss automaticall qualified for the NCAA Tournament and set a school record in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:07.99. Kate Rob came in fourth place in the heptathalon with 3801 points, also a school record. Rachel Halloway finished in 5th place in the 400 meter dash with a 58.26. Her time provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Tournament.

5/6 Amherst hosted the 1996 NESCAC Track and Field Championships a weekend ago. The men finished in 7th place with 56.5 points. Mario Watts qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400 hurdles with a time of 52.42. Rob Mitchell was named Male Meet MVP. Mitchell won the 1500 meter race with a time of 3:55.83, setting the freshman record at Amherst and defeating five All-Americans in the process.

The women had an outstanding day of running, finishing in 4th place with 81 points. Amanda Weiss qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 3000 meter race with a 10:19.62. Rachel Holloway won the 400 meter sprint as well.

4/22 Amherst hosted the 1996 Little Three Track & Field Championships over the weekend. The men cam in second place, behind Williams. The final score was Williams 184, Amherst 116, Wesleyan 75. It was the first time in a while that Amherst scored 100 points in this meet.

The following is a list of Amherst winners and their times: Mario Watts won the 400 meter hurdles and 400 meter dash with times of 54.11 and 47.71, respectively. The 47.71 is a Little Three meet record. Robert Mitchell won the 1500 meter run with a 4:04.04. Andrew Youdin won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a 10:07.16. Stefan Carpenter won the pole vault at a heigth of 14 feet even.

4/15 The men and women will host the 1996 Little Three Championships next weekend and the 1996 NESCAC Championships the following weekend.