Amherst Track and Field Teams Combine for 20 All-NESCAC Selections

AMHERST, MA – Following the completion of the NESCAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships at Tufts University last weekend, the conference has announced the 2010 All-NESCAC Team this afternoon. The top three finishers in each event during the championship receive All-Conference recognition, with Amherst earning a conference-high 14 nominees on the men's side to go along with six on the women's team.

Leading Amherst with three All-NESCAC selections is junior Thebe Tsatsimpe (Johannesburg, S. Africa). Tsatsimpe earned conference honors in both the long and triple jump events, while also joining Ofori Amponsah (Cleveland, OH), Andrew Reed (Riverside, CT) and Spencer Russell (W. Chesterfield, NH) to earn All-NESCAC honors in the 4x100-meter relay.  

Reed earned a second All-Conference nod for his effort in the 4x400-meter relay, joining Andre Gary (Exeter, NH), Tommy Moore (Marlborough, MA) and Ben Scheetz (Lancaster, PA). Scheetz earned a second all-conference selection for his 400-meter dash performance, while Steven Corsello (Skaneateles, NY) and Will Yochum (Goleta, CA) each earned a pair of selections for their results. 

Also grabbing All-NESCAC honors for a single event on the men's side were Carlyle Eubank (Santa Ynez, CA), John McGrail (Arlington, VA), Daniel Murner (Crestwood, KY), Adron Pitmon (Underhill, VT) and Jimmy Swanson (New Orleans, LA). 

Amherst sophomore Melissa Sullivan (Dallas, TX) was the lone Lord Jeff woman to earn a pair of All-NESCAC selections, earning conference recognition in both the 1,500-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay. Joining Sullivan to earn All-NESCAC in the 4x800 were Lauren Almeida (Reading, MA), Hoiwan Cheung (Hanover, NH), and Liza Schalch (Bethesda, MD). 

Rounding out the selections for the Amherst women were Sarah Daly (Wheaton, IL) in the 5000-meter run and Sophia Galleher (Denver, CO) in the 3000-meter steeplechase. 

Amherst will return to Tufts this weekend, the site where it combined to win six titles at the NESCAC Championships, competing in the 2010 Division III New England Championships. The two-day event will begin on Friday at 5 p.m., and continue on Saturday at 10 a.m.