WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Finishing 11th overall at the 31-team New England Division III Outdoor Championship, the Amherst College men's track & field team combined to set a program record, a new personal best and five top-eight finishes, including an event win in the 1500m, in a strong day on the circle.
The Mammoths return to action on Friday-Saturday, May 10-11 when they compete in the NEICAAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Southern Connecticut State University.
- The Division III New England Championship started off on Thursday with the decathlon where junior Jack Dufton took eighth place overall. Jack improved his multi marks in the Shot Put (9.61m), 110 Hurdles (17.29), Javelin (31.51m) and 100m (12.24) to end with a total of 5221 pts.
- In the 100m dash, first-year Henry Buren qualified for the finals with a time of 10.95 in the prelims before cutting down his time and crossing the finish line in 10.80 to finish sixth overall and set a new program record. Buren also took sixth place in the 200m dash as he reeled in his competition over the last 50m with a time of 21.97.
- Sticking with the sprinting events, the 4x100m relay comprised of Ben Wadsworth '22, Theo Bates '20, Troy Colleran '22 and Buren battled against very tough competition to finish seventh. The time was just off their season best as they finished with a 42.83 mark.
- Taking to the line in the 1500m, Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 put together an impressive race, capturing the win and setting a huge personal best. Sprinting away from the competition over the last 150m, Ferguson-Dryden stopped the clock in 3:52.19 to take gold.
- Ryan Prenosil '21 took to lane one in the 400m dash where he placed fourth overall in a time of 49.04, barely off his personal best.