NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Capturing the team title and sweeping the individual top-three, the No. 12 Amherst College men's cross country team opened 2017 on a high note at the Smith College Invitational Saturday afternoon.
TOP-THREE: Amherst (17), Franklin Pierce (50), Westfield St. (75)
TOP-MAMMOTH: Clark Ricciardelli '20 (16:13.8, 1st)
TOTAL RUNNERS: 82
MAMMOTHS SCORING RUNNERS
- Registering an average mile time of 5:13.3, Ricciardelli paced the invitational, taking the meets' individual crown with a 16:13.8 mark.
- Next to cross the finish line, Tucker Meijer '19 finished in 16:18.1 to place second, while Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 finished third overall with a time of 16:24.8.
Rounding out Amherst's scoring runners were seniors Jack Wesley '18 and Justin Barry '18 with the duo finishing .04 seconds apart with times of 16:50.5 and 16:50.9, respectively, to land in fifth and sixth place.
AMHERST IN THE SCORESHEET
- Jamie Mazola '21 / 16:51.8 / 7th
- Bill Massey '21 / 16:54.5/ 8th
- Chris Stone '20 / 17:09.1 / 14th
- Jacob Silverman '19 / 17:10.6 / 16th
- Estevan Velez '20 / 17:34.5 / 21st
- Aaron Zambrano '18 / 17:49.0 / 28th
The Mammoths return to the trails on Saturday, Sept. 23 when they travel to archrival Williams for the annual Purple Valley Classic.