2000-2001 Amherst Women's Track & Field News

  • Men's 4x400 Breaks School Record at Open New England's
    May 12, 2001
    The Amherst men's 4x400 team sprinted to a school record and national qualifying time in the Open New England Championships at Storrs, Connecticut this weekend. Janak Chandrasoma (Pasadena, CA), Rob Long (Littleton, CO), Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY), and Brian Hart (Rutland, VT) combined for a time of 3:15.91 as they pulled in the top Division III performance. Their time broke the school record that had stood since 1969 when Bruce Wallace ('69), Robert Ihne ('69), James Reed ('71), and Jonathan Steinhart ('69) ran a time of 3:17.14.
  • Jeffs 10th and 18th at Division III Championships
    May 05, 2001
    The Amherst men's and women's outdoor track team pulled in 10th and 18th place finishes at the Division III Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Connecticut College and Middlebury College, respectively. Despite strong individual performances, the Jeffs were unable to keep up with rival Williams College who claimed the first place spot in both meets.
  • Jeffs Seventh & Ninth at NESCAC Championships
    April 29, 2001
    Behind solid performances from newcomers and veteran runners alike, the Amherst College men's and women's outdoor track teams pulled in seventh and ninth places, respectively, at the NESCAC Track & Field Championships hosted by Wesleyan University. While Williams College went on to win both the men's and women's overall point competition, the Jeffs earned significant individual honors in what proved to be an exceptional outing for both teams.
  • Jeffs Third at Little IIIs
    April 21, 2001
    For the second time in two weeks, both the Amherst men's and women's outdoor track teams competed at rival Williams College. This time the outdoor track teams returned to Williamstown for the Little III Championship on Saturday, April 21. Both Jeff squads made a great effort to improve upon last week's performance. The men's team was led once again by Pat Hayes '03 (East Bridgewater, MA). Hayes eclipsed his stellar performance of 15.53 in the 110-meter hurdles last week with a time of 15.46 this past Saturday. Senior Greg Baker (Tinton Falls, NJ) led by example, running the 100 in 11.69 and the 200 in 23.10. In the 4x100 relay, Greg Baker '01, Jared Moshe '01 (Chappaqua, NY), Janak Chandrasoma '04 (Pasadena, CA), and Phillip Jones '04 (Manstfield, OH) made a valiant effort, finishing in a time of 43.34, less than a second behind the winning Williams squad.
  • Outdoor Track Teams Perform Well at Williams Relays
    April 14, 2001
    Both the Amherst men's and women's outdoor track teams competed at archrival Williams College for the Williams Relays on Saturday, April 14 in Williamstown, Mass. Both Jeff squads ran tremendously to mark the heart of their regular season campaigns. The men's team was led once again by Pat Hayes '03 (East Bridgewater, MA). Hayes, who has been a stalwart for the team all season, won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.53. Senior Greg Baker (Tinton Falls, NJ) also provided a stromg showing on Saturday, running the 100 in 11.54 and finishing second, while also running his season-best in the 200. In the relays, the Jeffs finished second in the 4x400 with a time of 3:22.03, on account of strong efforts by Robert Long '01 (Littleton, CO), Jared Moshe '01 (Chappaqua, NY), Janak Chandrasoma '04 (Pasadena, CA), and Brian Hart '03 (Rutland, VT). Another group finished second in the sprint medley, as Chandrasoma, Hart, Moshe, and junior Ben Kozyak (Coral Gables, FL) combined for a time of 3:37.30.
  • Outdoor Track Teams Excel at Trinity
    April 07, 2001
    Distance runners Emily Lobsenz '02 and Hilary Plum '03 led a strong women's track team at the Trinity College Bantam Invitational with 2nd (39:00.58) and 3rd (39:58.43) place finishes respectively in the women's 10,000 meter run. Sophomore Kate Hamill boasted a 3rd place finish over NESCAC competitors with her 69.23 finish in the women's 400 meter hurdles. Leading Amherst women in field events were Ali Stahl '03 (6th place women's long jump) and Helen Dole '04 (13th place women's javelin throw, 16th place women's long jump).
  • Jeffs Open Outdoor Season at Conn. College
    March 31, 2001
    The Amherst men's and women's outdoor track teams kicked off their seasons with a strong showing at Connecticut College on Saturday, March 31. Originally placed at nearby Smith College, a string of late-winter storms forced the competition to move south to Conn. Joining the streamlined field of Amherst, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Keene State College and Trinity College, along with the host Camels, the men grabbed second place overall, while the women notched a fifth-place finish with several promising individual performances.
  • Jeffs Take the Fast Track at ECAC Championships
    March 03, 2001
    On March 3rd, the indoor track teams competed in the ECAC championships at the Boston University track. The track is renowned as one of the fastest in the nation, and the Lord Jeffs took advantage of the banked track to rack up the points.
  • Indoor Track Teams Excel at New Englands
    February 24, 2001
    The Amherst men's and women's indoor track teams each saw action at the New England Open at Tufts and Boston University on Friday and Saturday.
  • Jeffs Finish 5th, 7th at Tufts Invitatioinal
    February 03, 2001
    The Amherst College women's indoor track team finished fifth while the men placed seventh at the Tufts Invitational on Saturday, while both teams produced a bevy of outstanding individual performances.
  • Amherst Women 2nd, Men 3rd at Wesleyan Invitational
    January 26, 2001
    Junior Molly Burnett (Norwich, CT) and sophomores Pat Hayes (East Bridgewater, MA) and Laurel Kilgour (Clifton Park, NY) each posted wins in individual events for the Amherst College women's and men's indoor track teams as the Jeffs finished second and third at the Wesleyan Invitational on Friday.
  • Women 2nd, Men 5th at Brandeis Invitational
    January 20, 2001
    Seeing their first action since a season-opening outing at Tufts University on Dec. 9, the Amherst College men's and women's indoor track teams shook off 42 days of inactivity to each crack the top-five at the Brandeis Invitational on Saturday.
  • Jeffs Impressive in Season-Opener at Tufts
    December 09, 2000
    The Amherst College men's and women's indoor track teams opened their seasons at the Tufts University Holiday Classic on Saturday morning. While no team results were recorded, a bevy of Jeffs, including sophomore middle-distance specialists Kate Hamill (New York, NY) and Martha Nelson (Bethesda, MD), turned in outstanding individual performances for fourth-year head coach Erik Nedeau.
  • 2000-01 Indoor Track Preview
    December 01, 2000
    The Amherst women, suffering the loss of senior Dini Pineda, return every other scoring runner from last year's team, and will build on the strengths of former varsity runners Molly Burnett '02, Diana Rancourt '02 and Courtney Jennings '01 as they return from injury.