Men's Outdoor Track & Field Compete in Silfen & UMass Amherst Invitational

Men's Outdoor Track & Field Compete in Silfen & UMass Amherst Invitational

Amherst, Mass. - Traveling to New London, Conn. on April 14, distance runners of the Amherst men's track & field team competed in the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational, before the squad traveled down the road to compete in the UMass Amherst Invitational on Saturday, April 15. 


  • Kristian Sogaard and Vernon Espinoza finished back-to-back in the 800 meter run to place second and third, respectively, behind times of 1:54.15 and 1:54.18.Raplph Skinner also posted a top-10 finish in the event, capturing eighth overall (1:56.34).
  • In the 1,500 meter run, Kevin Conners crossed the finish line in fifth, recording a 3:57.10 mark, while Spencer Ferguson-Drydon took seventh with a time of 3:58.55.
  • Clark Ricciardelli finished seventh in the 5,000 meter, notching a 14:59.09 mark, while Cosmo Brossy claimed ninth overall with a time of 15:03.12.


  • Mayowa Tinubu and Aziz Khan finished back-to-back in the 100-meter dash, securing seventh and eighth with times of 11.40 and 11.45 seconds, respectively, while Khan added a seventh place finish in the 200-meter dash with a 22.78 mark.
  • Leading the Mammoths in the 400-meter dash, Sogaard took second (50.28), while Skinner placed fourth (50.43). 
  • In the 800-meter run, Ferguson-Drydon notched fifth overall with a time of 1:56.63, while Conners crossed the finish line in 1:57.30 to place ninth. 
  • Estevan Velez posted a 12th place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:06.25, while Jacob Silverman finished 16th (4:09.25). 
  • Recording times of 15:50.55 and 15:51.21 in the 5,000-meter run, Jack Wesley and Chris Stone claimed fourth and fifth overall. 
  • In the long jump, Jordan Edwards registered a distance of 6.35 meters to place third, while he added a fourth place finish in the triple jump with a 13.18 meter mark. 
  • Sam Amaka logged third overall in the hammer throw with a distance of 41.48 meters.

Amherst returns to action on Saturday, April 22 when they travel to Hartford, Conn. to compete in the Trinity College Invitational beginning at 10 a.m.