2006-2007 Amherst Women's Track & Field News

  • Garrahan Wins Third National Title; Amherst Places Fourth at NCAA Championships
    May 26, 2007
    After an outstanding opening two days of competition at the NCAA Division III National Championships, the Amherst College women’s track team fell from the top of the leader board to place fourth nationally. Led by senior tri-captain Shauneen Garrahan’s (Fairfax Station, VA) trio of first place finishes, the Lord Jeffs racked up 41.0 team points, just 16.0 points behind eventually team champion, Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
  • Garrahan Wins 10k; Amherst in First Place After Day One of NCAA Championships
    May 25, 2007
    Amherst College got off to a strong start at the 2007 Track and Field Championships, as senior tri-captain Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) led her team with a first-place finish in the 10,000-Meter Run to place the Lord Jeffs atop the leader board after the first day of competition. Events resume Friday and will conclude Saturday afternoon.
  • Garrahan Named USTFCCCA DIII New England Women's Track Athlete of the Year
    May 22, 2007
    Amherst College senior tri-captain Shuaneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) was among the recipients of the regional awards for the 2007 Division III outdoor track and field season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today.
  • Select Jeffs Compete at MIT Last Chance Meet
    May 18, 2007
    Select members of the Amherst College outdoor track and field team traveled to MIT this past Friday for a final chance to post qualifying times for the NCAA Championships. Despite the stress and fatigue that came with final exams, as well as the poor weather conditions at the meet, the Lord Jeffs had a successful day.
  • Amherst Women Place 15th at Open New Englands; Men Finish Tied for 24th
    May 12, 2007
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams traveled to Dartmouth College this past weekend for the Open New England Championships. Facing tough competition from Divisions I, II and III, the Amherst women’s team placed 15th overall, while the men’s team finished tied for 24th.
  • Amherst Takes Home Three Individual Victories at DIII New England Championships
    May 05, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams continued their championship competition with a trip to the Division III New England Championships at Springfield College. The Amherst men placed 11th, while the women’s side finished fifth. Williams College came out victorious on both the men’s and women’s sides.
  • Amherst Places Six Women, Two Men on All-NESCAC Team
    May 03, 2007
    Following the completion of the 2007 NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships, the league has announced the 2007 NESCAC All-Conference Team. The top three finishers in each event during the championship, hosted by Middlebury College on April 28, receive All-Conference recognition.
  • Amherst Women Place 5th at NESCAC Championships, Men Finish 9th
    April 30, 2007
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field squads capped off a busy week when they traveled to Middlebury College for the NESCAC Championships. Despite competing in the Little Three Championships last weekend, a mid-week meet on Tuesday and three runners competing in the Penn Relays on Thursday, the Lord Jeffs had enough left in the tank to put up some great marks against their conference counterparts.
  • Three Amherst Women Compete at Penn Relays
    April 26, 2007
    Three members of the Amherst College women’s outdoor track and field team made the trip to the Penn Relays to compete in the distance event portion of the Relay Meet on Thursday. Senior tri-captain Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA), junior Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) and sophomore Elise Tropiano (Plainview, NY) represented the Lord Jeffs, and each ran to a new personal record in their respective event.
  • Jeffs Use Mid-Week Event to Prepare for Upcoming NESCAC Championships
    April 25, 2007
    The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams hosted a mid-week invitational on Tuesday, drawing athletes from Tufts University and Trinity and Keene State colleges. Several Lord Jeffs took home first-place finishes in what was a very successful afternoon for the Amherst squads.
  • Jeffs Compete in Little Three Championships
    April 23, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams began their championship seasons on Saturday by competing in the Little Three Championships on a beautiful spring afternoon at Williams College. The Williams men took the victory over Wesleyan University and the Lord Jeffs by a margin of 172.5 to 109 to 86.5, while the Williams women finished 66.5 points ahead of second-place Amherst and 108.5 points ahead of Wesleyan. All three teams had strong performances on the day, and got themselves in good shape for the next month of championship meets.
  • Jeffs Hold Their Own Against Division I Schools
    April 16, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field team competed at UMASS-Amherst this past weekend against seven Division I schools. Despite the tough competition, the Amherst women took home a trio of first-place finishes to place fifth overall as a team, while the Amherst men placed eighth.
  • Amherst Kicks Off Outdoor Season at Bantam Invitational
    April 02, 2007
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s track and field teams began their outdoor seasons with the Bantam Invitational at Trinity College this past weekend. Despite spending little time in preparation for the first meet, with some athletes using the Invite as a first practice session, the Lord Jeffs took advantage of the nice weather and posted some solid marks in their debut.
  • Amherst Women Place Seventh at NCAA Championships; All Six Jeffs Pick up All-America Honors
    March 11, 2007
    The Amherst College women’s track and field team headed to Indiana for the NCAA Championships with hopes of putting the finishing touches on a very successful season. Six Amherst runners qualified, as Amherst was represented in the Mile, the 5000, and the Distance Medley Relay. The team’s goals were to return with a top ten finish and have each member earn an All-America honor.
  • Amherst Women Place Sixth at ECAC Championships, Men Finish 36th
    March 04, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams headed to Wesleyan University to compete in the ECAC Championships against schools from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The women’s squad finished sixth overall, while the men’s side placed 36th.
  • Jeffs Continue Success at Open New England Championships
    February 24, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams traveled to Boston University to compete in the Open New England Championships on Friday and Saturday. The women were looking to ride their momentum from the Division III New England Championships the weekend before, while the men were looking to rebound from last weekend’s sub-par showing.
  • Women Place Third at DIII New England Championships
    February 17, 2007
    With the regular portion of the season finished, the Amherst College women’s track and field team headed to the University of Southern Maine for the Division III New England Championships. The Lord Jeffs earned 93 points on the day, the highest point total ever by an Amherst team, just 16 points behind second-place Tufts University.
  • Amherst Successful at Valentine Classic in Boston
    February 10, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams traveled to Boston University to compete in the Valentine Classic, with the men’s side running on Friday and the women’s side following on Saturday. The meet marked the final weekend of competition before the championship portion of the season gets underway. The combination of a fast, banked track and a tremendous field of competition from Divisions I, II and III led to the Lord Jeff squads posting several championship qualifying marks.
  • Amherst Women Capture 4th Place at Tufts, Men Finish 7th
    February 03, 2007
    The Amherst College track and field teams traveled to Tufts University for the third time this season to race against 13 teams. The Jeffs posted several personal records and championship qualifying times, as the men’s side finished seventh and the women’s squad placed fourth.
  • Select Jeffs Compete in Terrier Classic over Weekend
    January 28, 2007
    With the majority of the Amherst College track and field team competing at Wesleyan University on Saturday, a selected few women and men made a trip to Boston University to take part in the highly competitive Terrier Classic in search of fast times and great competition.
  • Jeffs Compete in Wesleyan Invite over Weekend
    January 27, 2007
    Due to a portion of the Amherst College track and field team competing in Boston University for the Terrier Classic, and also the extensive work the squad has been doing in preparation for the championships, the Jeffs did not have the results they were hoping for at the Wesleyan University Invite. With the students returning to classes and single practice sessions, the team should be fresh and ready to head into the final two regular meets before the championships get under way.
  • Men Place Fourth at Tufts, Women Grab Runner-up Spot
    January 20, 2007
    The Amherst College track teams traveled to Tufts University for the second time in as many Saturdays, this time for a scoring invitational against 16 other teams. While not focused on the scoring aspect of the meet, the women came away with a runner-up finish and the men grabbed 4th place. Finishing up the 2nd of three intersession training weeks, the legs were certainly tired, but despite the amount of work that the athletes have been doing, Amherst had a great meet and got a lot of fantastic performances.
  • Jeffs Use First Tufts Invitational to Get Back on Track
    January 13, 2007
    The Amherst College indoor track team returned to action for the first time since Dec. 2, as the Lord Jeffs participated in the first of three Tufts Invitationals. The meet was a non-scoring meet, and was viewed as more of a workout than as a competition, but Amherst still put in some notable performances.
  • Jeffs Open Indoor Season at Husky Carnival
    December 02, 2006
    The Amherst College track teams opened their 2006-07 campaigns at the Husky Classic at the Reggie Lewis Track in Boston, Mass. While there were some athletes who entered the meet fresh from the cross country season, many of the sprinters used the event to measure where they stood before the bulk of the season begins in January.