10 New Personal Bests Set as Men's Track & Field Dominates as Hosts of Fifth Annual Spring Fling

10 New Personal Bests Set as Men's Track & Field Dominates as Hosts of Fifth Annual Spring Fling

AMHERST, Mass. – With 152 points on the day, the Amherst College men's track & field team defended their home turf in style as they captured the team title at the fifth annual Spring Fling Saturday at Lehrman Stadium. 

The Mammoths return to action next weekend, April 12-13 when they compete at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College. 

TRACK EVENTS

  • On the track, first-year Henry Buren had one of his best day yet. Taking first in the 100m dash, Buren set the school record with a time of 10.96 seconds – a time that is currently tied for first in the conference. In the 200m dash he finished second overall with a personal best time of 22.10 second.
  • With a setup from teammates Arinze Uddoh '22, Ben Wadsworth '22 and Stadtler Thompson '19, in the 4x100m relay, Buren was able to maintain the lead and to capture a Mammoths victory with a time of 42.61 seconds.
  • Other strong finishes in the sprints came from Uddoh who placed fifth overall in the 100m with a time of 11.25, and Wadsworth who took fifth place in the 200m with a personal best mark of 22.87.
  • Maxim Doiron '19 won the 110H race with a personal best of 15.47 seconds - that puts him second don the NESCAC performance list, while teammates Colleran and Jack Dufton '20 set personal bests to take fifth and sixth overall in the hurdles.
  • Alex Mangiafico '20 took second place in the 400H with a time of 59.45 seconds.
  • As for the 400m dash, senior Kristian Sogaard placed fourth overall with a time of 51.08 seconds, followed closely by Stanley Dunwell '20 who took eighth with a time of 51.54 seconds. Kyland Smith '21 and Brad Besson '20 rounded out the race with strong performances to place ninth and 10th overall.
  • In middle distance events, Jacob Silverman '19 won the 800m race by running out in front from the start to clocking a time of 1:58.12. Andrew Swenson '21, who took third overall, debuted in the 800m and posted a time of 1:59.40.
  • Running in the 1500m, Owen Daily '22 and Ermias Kebede '19 went 1-2 overall and both posted personal bests of 4:01.12 and 4:02.33 – both qualifying marks for New England's.
  • In the 5000m, Clark Ricciardelli '20 paced his way to a victory with a time of 14:50.08, followed closely by Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 (15:07.65) and Billy Massey '21 (15:18.19). All three runners also qualified for Division III New England's. 

FIELD EVENTS

  • Bright and early the hammer throw took to the circle, with Elorm Yevudza '19 leading the way for the Mammoths with a massive personal best - throwing a mark of 46.59m to place second overall. Placing third and fourth, Sam Amaka '19 and Cornell Brooks '19 were close behind with throws of 44.71m and 41.32m.
  • Cornell and Amaka then moved on to the discus circle, and with throws of 37.95m and 34.61m, secured third and eighth place finishes.
  • On the javelin, Stadtler Thompson '19 came off a two-year long hiatus to post a personal best of 46.63m. That throw took fourth overall.
  • From the throws, Amherst ventured over to the jumps where the Mammoths dominated the runway. Theo Bates '20 won the long jump with a mark of 6.67m, followed by Troy Colleran in second place with a jump of 6.63m. Yaseen Zarroug '22 and Jordan Edwards '20 took third and fourth place as the top-three finishers all clinched Division III New England qualifying marks.
  • Fresh off their performances in the long jump, the triple jump duo of Edwards and Zarroug took first and second overall with marks of 13.61m and 13.33m. They currently sit at one and two on the NESCAC performance list.