LITTLE THREE CHAMPS! Mammoths Clinch First-Ever Little 3 Crown

LITTLE THREE CHAMPS! Mammoths Clinch First-Ever Little 3 Crown

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Clinching the Little Three Championship title for the first time in program history, the Amherst College men's track & field team captured nine event victories, including a sweep of the top-three spots in the 60-meter sprint and a win in the final event of the day to solidify the crown, as the Mammoths edged Williams and Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in their season opening meet.

Amherst's two-point victory over the Ephs breaks what has been a 31-year long streak for Williams.

The Mammoths return to action on Saturday, Jan. 18 when they travel to nearby Smith College for the Pioneer Invitational beginning at 10:00AM.

THE BASICS

  • LOCATION: Bacon Field House, Wesleyan University
  • RESULTS: Amherst (138 points), Williams (136 points), Wesleyan (85 points)

TRACK EVENTS

  • Sweeping 1-3 in the 12-runner 60-meter sprint finals, Henry Buren '22, Nehemiah McGowan '21 and Elijah Ngbokoli '20 impressed for the Mammoths, clocking times of 7.00, 7.02 and 7.13 seconds, respectively. Wth his lightening fast 7.00 mark, Buren broke his own school record in the event.
  • Once again finishing back-to-back, Buren and McGowan clinched the top-two spots in the 200m finals as well, stopping the clock at 22.57 and 22.73, respectively.
  • Stanley Dunwell '20 added four points to the scoresheet in the 400-meter sprint, logging third place (52.06), while Alex Mangiafico '20 was the top Mammoth in the 600-meter race with a fourth place finish (1:26.31).
  • Stopping the clock in 1:56.44, Ryan Prenosil '21 placed first overall in the 800m.
  • Both taking third, Braedon Fiume '23 logged a 8:50.82 mark in the 3000m run, while Troy Colleran '22 clinched a 8.73 second performance in the 60m hurdles.
  • Braedon Fiume '23 was second across the line in the 1000m race, posting a time of 2:38.66.
  • Wilson Spurrell '23, Alfred Kibowen '23, Robert Innes-Gold '22 and Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 teamed up in the 4x800 relay to take first overall (8:06.25).
  • Prenosil and the 4x400m relay group (Theo Bates '20, Kyland Smith '21, Ellis Phillips-Gallucci '23, Matthew Gelin '23) caused pandemonium in the final race of the day, with the group securing a time of 3:27.62
    4 to lift Amherst to the two-point meet victory.

FIELD EVENTS

  • Colleran impressed in both the high jump and pole vault to take first and second, respectively, logging a distance of 1.97m and a height of 14'0".
  • Making his collegiate debut in the long jump, Kelechi Eziri '23 earned second overall (6.50m).
  • Taking the top-two spots in the triple jump, Jordan Edwards '20 took gold with a 13.41m mark, while Eziri grabbed silver (13.3m).