Scartelli, Rossa, Ferguson-Dryden Close out 2019 Season with Solid Showing at 2019 NCAA Championships

Scartelli, Rossa, Ferguson-Dryden Close out 2019 Season with Solid Showing at 2019 NCAA Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – The Mammoths outpaced their seed marks in three of their four events as the Amherst College track & field teams closed out the 2019 season with a solid all-around performance at the three-day NCAA Outdoor Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

RESULTS

  • Taking to the track in the women's 1500m prelims, senior Christina Scartelli stopped the clock in 4:39.13 to take eighth and earn a spot in the event finals. Two days later, Scartelli continued to impress, crossing the finish line in the finals in 4:32.25 behind splits of 54.676, 1:15.610, 1:14.101 and 1:07.855 to outpace her seed mark and take sixth overall and All-American honors.
  • Seeded No. 18 in the men's 1500m race, Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 bettered his seed mark to post a time of 4:02.12 and place 17th overall in all of Division III. His splits in the race were      52.046 (52.046), 1:58.939 (1:06.893), 2:59.572 (1:00.633) and 4:02.118 (1:02.546).
  • The third Amherst harrier to outpace their seed mark, sophomore Ella Rossa edged her No. 19 seed in the 100m hurdles – clocking a time of 14.48 seconds to tie her personal best in the event that was set just a week ago and finish 11th overall.
  • Closing out the Championships for Amherst, Scartelli matched her seed mark to cross the finish line in 18:48.64 and finish as the 20th-best harrier in all of Division III in the 5000m run.
Student-Athlete Event Seed Time NCAA Result
Ella Rossa '21 100m Hurdles No. 19 Seed - 14.48 11th Overall - 14.48 
Christina Scartelli '19 1500m No. 8 Seed - 4:31.92  6th Overall - 4:32.25
Christina Scartelli '19 5000m No. 20 Seed - 17:13.38  20th Overall - 18:48.64
       
Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 1500m No. 18 Seed - 3:52.19 17th Overall - 4:02.12 

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