Mar. 27 - Sophia Galleher '10 won the 10,000-meter run to lead Amherst College at Westfield State's second annual Jerry Gravel Track and Field Classic. The Lord Jeff women placed third in a field of 18 teams in the 2010 season opener, while the Amherst men finished eighth in a field of 16.
Jerry Gravel Classic - March 27
Performers of the Meet: Geoff Ainslee '12, Ofori Amponsah '13 and Abby Hopper '13
On a crisp Saturday morning in late March, the Lord Jeff men and women set out to begin their 2010 outdoor campaign at Westfield State's Jerry Gravel Invitational. The day's action started in the field, as Denzel Duncan and Pierce Kelley, two new additions to the squad, took to the javelin runway, where they recorded encouraging results in a new event. The pair also showed potential in the discus, while teammate Chris Eaton placed 11th in the hammer, and Jordan Roehl earned 4th in the women's hammer with a two-spin throw of 39.14m, near her PR. Events on the oval began with the combined 10,000m run. Senior captain Sophie Galleher took the women's race in 37:36.21, leading a field that included four other Amherst harriers, who took places four through seven and marked DIII New England qualifiers. At high noon, the jumping pits opened. Amherst senior Jen Rybak and first-year Jess Mueller tied for 8th at 1.47m, while the latter also hopped, skipped, and bounded to a 6th-place finish in the triple at 10.29m.