Men's Track & Field Grabs 13 Top-10 Finishes at Branwen Smith-King Invite

Men's Track & Field Grabs 13 Top-10 Finishes at Branwen Smith-King Invite

AMHERST, Mass. – Grabbing 13 top-10 finishes, the Amherst College men's track & field team tallied 43 points in a solid day at the 22-team Branwen Smith-King Invitational host by Tufts University.

TRACK EVENTS

  • Mayowa Tinubu '20 had a solid day for the Mammoths in the long sprints, clocking a 23.49 to take 9th in the 200m before racing to a new collegiate best in the 400m (52.50).
  • The 400m event saw two Amherst harriers land top-10 marks, with Ellis Phillips-Gallucci '23 earning a 52.20 mark and Kyland Smith '21 crossing the finish line in 52.23.
  • Each running to sub-1:26 600m races, three Mammoths put up DIII New England qualifying marks - with Ryan Prenosil '21 taking first (1:21.09) in his collegiate debut in the event, Wilson Spurrell '23 earning 8th (1:24.70) and Andrew Swenson '21 finishing 10th (1:25.62).
  • Teddy Lane '20 registered a time of 2:07.57 in the 800m to place 11th overall, while Robert Innes-Gold '22 clinched 10th (2:42.13) in his 1000m collegiate debut.
  • The mile saw five Amherst harriers hit the starting line, with Braedon Fiume '23 (4:27.44) and Owen Daily '22 (4:29.00) posting top-15 marks.
  • Four out of five runners in the 3000m notched New England qualifying marks, led by Billy Massey's '21 collegiate best time of 8:35.56 (3rd overall). Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 (8:43.95 - 6th), Ajay Sarathy '21 (8:44.12 - 7th), and Keon Mazdisnian '23 (8:48.28 - 10th) also earned their spots in the Regional meet.
  • Logging Amherst's top season mark in the 4x400, Stanley Dunwell , Alex Mangiafico , Ryan Prenosil crossed the finish line in 3:24.14 to take gold.

FIELD EVENTS

  • Kelechi Eziri '23 recorded DIII New England qualifying marks in two events on the day, taking 8th in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump.
  • Theo Bates also qualified for regionals in the long jump, finishing just ahead of Eziri to take seventh overall (6.40m).

The Mammoths return to action next Saturday, Feb. 8 when they head back to the Gantcher Center at Tufts for the Cupid Challenge.