2010-2011 Amherst Men's Track & Field News

  • Scheetz Honored as Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year
    August 05, 2011
    Amherst College’s Ben Scheetz ’12 has been named the 2011 Division III Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today
  • Amherst Places Fourth in Final Directors' Cup Standings
    June 17, 2011
    After the most successful spring season in school history, Amherst College finished fourth in the final Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. This marks the fifth consecutive top-four finish for Amherst.
  • NESCAC Announces Spring All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
    June 13, 2011
    Twenty-five members of the Amherst College outdoor track and field teams were recognized today when the NESCAC announced its 2011 Spring All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams.
  • Scheetz, Sullivan Wrap Up Competition at NCAA Championships
    May 28, 2011
    Amherst juniors Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA) and Melissa Sullivan (Dallas, TX) wrapped up competition at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a pair of strong performances in the men’s 800 and women’s 1500-meter runs.
  • Scheetz Continues to Impress in Day Two of NCAA Championships
    May 27, 2011
    Junior Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA) of the Amherst men’s track and field team took the next step in his pursuit of the 800-meter title, posting a time of 1:51.02 to qualify for Saturday’s final at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Amherst Opens Competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships
    May 26, 2011
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened up competition at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University, putting forth a pair of impressive showings in the women’s 1500-meter run and the men’s 4x400 relay.
  • Scheetz Tabbed USTFCCCA Regional Track Athlete of the Year
    May 24, 2011
    Coming off another stellar spring season, junior Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA) continues to rack up postseason accolades, taking home USTFCCCA Men’s Regional Athlete of the Year honors just days before the start of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Amherst Sends Five to NCAA Outdoor Championships
    May 23, 2011
    The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee recently announced the participants in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with five Lord Jeffs poised to represent Amherst College at the meet.
  • Scheetz Sets Pace at ECAC Outdoor Championships
    May 20, 2011
    Junior Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA) placed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.79 to lead the Amherst men’s track and field team to a 17th-place finish at the 2011 ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships hosted by Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.
  • Amherst Puts Forth Strong Showings at Open New England Championships
    May 14, 2011
    Amherst’s 4x400-meter relay team broke a 10-year old school record at the Open New England Championships in New Haven, MA, helping the Lord Jeffs score 21 points en route to a 14th-place finish in the field of 37. The Jeffs’ women’s team, led by senior Christina Wong’s (Honolulu, HI) fifth-place finish in 10,000-meter run, ranked 17th amongst 32 programs at the meet.
  • Amherst Wraps up Competition at DIII Regional Championships
    May 07, 2011
    The Amherst College outdoor track & field teams wrapped up competition at the 2011 Division III New England Championships, which were held May 5-7 at MIT. The Lord Jeffs will head to Southern Connecticut State University next weekend for the Open New England Championships.
  • Fourteen Track Student-Athletes Named to All-NESCAC Team
    May 04, 2011
    Fourteen Amherst student-athletes recently earned all-conference accolades following the completion of last weekend’s NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships at Wesleyan in Middletown, CT.
  • Amherst Takes Home Four Titles from NESCAC Championships
    April 30, 2011
    The Amherst College outdoor track & field teams won four events at the NESCAC Championships, with Ben Scheetz '12 (Lancaster, PA) taking home two individual titles in addition to helping the Jeffs win the 4x400 relay.
  • Ben Scheetz '11 Named NESCAC Track Performer of the Week
    April 25, 2011
    Amherst College junior Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Track Performer of the Week, the conference announced today. Scheetz is the first Lord Jeff in two years to earn the weekly honor.
  • Amherst Teams Place Second at Little Three Championships
    April 23, 2011
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams joined Wesleyan and Williams in battling the cold and rain at Saturday's Little Three Championships, with the Lord Jeffs taking second place in both the men's and women's meets.
  • Scheetz Sets School Record in 800 at Princeton
    April 22, 2011
    Ben Scheetz ’12 (Lancaster, PA) set a school record in the 800-meter run to lead the Amherst College outdoor track and field teams Friday evening at Princeton University’s Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational.
  • Amherst Teams Each Win One Event at UMass Minuteman Invite
    April 16, 2011
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams each won an event Saturday afternoon at the UMass Minuteman Initational. The Lord Jeffs will return to action next Saturday when they host the Little Three Championships.
  • Amherst Men Win Four Events at UMass Invitational
    April 09, 2011
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams competed at the UMass Invitational Saturday afternoon, with the Lord Jeff men winning four events to place fourth and the women finishing fifth. The Lord Jeffs will return to UMass next Saturday to compete in the Minuteman Invitational.
  • Lord Jeffs Take Part in AIC's Yellow Jacket Invitational
    April 02, 2011
    The Amherst College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams traveled to AIC on Saturday to take part in the Yellow Jacket Invitational, with the Lord Jeff women finishing fifth and the men placing sixth.
  • Amherst Jumps to Fifth Place in Directors' Cup Standings
    April 01, 2011
    With another outstanding winter season in the books, Amherst College has catapulted from 16th to fifth place in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
  • Amherst Places 25 on NESCAC All-Academic Team
    April 01, 2011
    Twenty-five members of the Amherst College indoor track and field teams were honored when the NESCAC announced its Winter All-Academic selections.
  • Amherst Teams Open Outdoor Season at Westfield State
    March 26, 2011
    The Amherst outdoor track & field teams opened the season at Westfield State's Jerry Gravel Classic, with the Lord Jeff women placing eighth in a field of 18 teams and the men finishing 13th of 16.
  • Scheetz Named USTFCCCA National Men's Athlete of the Year
    March 18, 2011
    Amherst College junior Ben Scheetz ’12 (Lancaster, PA) has been named the National Men’s Athlete of the Year for the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today.
  • Amherst Men Earn Program's Best Finish; Scheetz Wins 800
    March 12, 2011
    The Amherst College men's indoor track and field team earned a program-record 18 points to finish sixth at the NCAA Championships, while Ben Scheetz '12 (Lancaster, PA) was named Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet. The Amherst women ran a pair of great races and earned one point during the weekend at Capital University.
  • Jeffs Wrap up Day One at NCAA Championships
    March 11, 2011
    Three members of the Amherst College indoor track and field program qualified for Saturday’s finals thanks to excelling in Friday’s preliminary heats at the NCAA Division III Championships. The Lord Jeffs will close out their season by competing in six of Saturday’s events at Capital University.
  • Amherst Track Honored Before Heading to Nationals
    March 09, 2011
    One day prior to leaving for Columbus, Ohio, to take part in this weekend’s NCAA Division III Championships at Capital University, three members of the Amherst College indoor track and field program were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year.
  • Amherst Teams Place Top 10 at ECAC Championships
    March 05, 2011
    The Amherst College indoor track and field teams combined to win four events this weekend at the ECAC Division III Championships, which were hosted by New York University and held at the Armory Track & Field Center. The Lord Jeff men placed fourth in a field of 53 teams, while the Amherst women finished seventh of 47.
  • Scheetz Nearly Sets National Record in 800 to Lead Amherst
    February 26, 2011
    One week after setting a school record in the indoor 600-meter run, Ben Scheetz ’12 (Lancaster, PA) nearly bested the previous Division III record in the 800 to lead the Amherst College track and field teams at the Open New England Championships.
  • Jeffs Pick up Three Wins at New England Championships
    February 19, 2011
    Ben Scheetz ’12 (Lancaster, PA) broke an 11-year-old New England record and a 13-year-old school record in the 600-meter run to highlight Amherst College at the New England Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Jeffs Set National Record in Distance Medley Relay
    February 12, 2011
    The Amherst College men’s indoor track and field team set a national record in the distance medley relay Friday evening at Boston University’s Valentine Invitational to highlight an outstanding weekend for the Lord Jeffs.
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