Track & Field Boasts Three Top-Five Finishes as Ricciardelli, DMR Relay Earn All-America Distinction on Day One of NCAA Indoor Championships

Track & Field Boasts Three Top-Five Finishes as Ricciardelli, DMR Relay Earn All-America Distinction on Day One of NCAA Indoor Championships

BOSTON, Mass. – Competing on day one of the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships, the Amherst College men's & women's track and field team boasted two All-American performances and three top-five finishes in an impressive day at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. 

DAY ONE RESULTS

  • The Mammoths top-finisher on day one, junior Clark Ricciardelli clinched All-America distinction in the 5000m run. Two-tenths of a second off his PR, Ricciardelli put together a solid race from start to finish to notch a time of 14:28.54 and place second in Division III.
  • The No. 4 seed taking to the starting line in the 3000m run, Christina Scartelli '19 earned a spot in the finals tomorrow at 4:40 p.m. after logging a 9:54.03 mark in the prelims to place third.
  • The distance medley relay quartet of Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 (3:07.216), Ryan Prenosil '21 (49.073), Ralph Skinner '20 (1:54.815) and Cosmo Brossy '19 (4:11.978) narrowly missed out of a top-three time in the country. Combining for an impressive mark of 10:03.09, the squad clinched fourth overall and All-America honors.  
  • Outpacing his No. 11 seed mark, senior Kristian Sogaard closed out the indoor season in the 800m run as the 10th fastest harrier in the nation after clocking a time of 1:53.52.
  • Three-tenths of a second past her seed mark, Ella Rossa '21 put on a solid performance in the 60m hurdles, crossing the finish line in 9.00 seconds to land as the No. 16 runner in DIII.

HEPTATHLON

  • The No. 18 seed heading into competition, first-year Troy Colleran had an impressive day on the track and inside the ring to sit in ninth overall (2708 points) following the first four events. Will Daniels of Central Collge is leading the pack 3203 points.
  • Nine-tenths of a second off his personal best, Colleran logged a 7.39 seconds mark in the 60m dash to place 16th.
  • Next on the docket was the long jump, with Colleran matching his PR of 6.65 meters to claim fifth overall.
  • The shot put saw the first-year earn another 16th place finish, registering a throw of 10.60 meters.
  • Recording a distance of 1.89 meters, Colleran placed sixth overall in the final event of the night in the heptathlon.