HADLEY, Mass. – First-year standout Henry Buren and senior captain Christina Scartelli of the Amherst College track & field teams swept NESCAC Track Performer of the Week honors after moving to the top of the conference leader boards in impressive performances at the Amherst Spring Fling last Saturday.
Competing in the 100m and 200m dash and as the anchor of the 4x100m relay, Buren closed out a sensational day for the Mammoths with three top-three finishes, two new personal bests, and a new school record.
A native of Kansas City, Mo., Buren crossed the finish line in the 100m dash in 10.96 seconds to finish first overall, set a new Amherst program record and tie for the top-mark in the NESCAC. Moving onto the 200m dash, Buren posted a new personal best time of 22.10 seconds to place second, before closing out the meet as anchor of the 4x100 relay squad who captured the gold with a time of 42.61 seconds.
Taking to the starting line in the 5,000m run for the first time in her collegiate career, Scartelli's performance hardly looked like her debut as the Bethlehem, Pa. native edged the second place finisher by more than 1:20 to record a Division III New England qualifying mark of 17:13:38 and put her at the top of all NESCAC runners in the event.
The Mammoths return to action next weekend, April 12-13 when they compete at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College.