AMHERST, Mass. – Returning to the oval, the Amherst College men's track & field team sent two student-athletes to the Mondschein Multi hosted by Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, while the rest of the team headed to Day One of the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational.
Day two of the Silfen Invite kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.
MONDSCHEIN MULTI – DECATHLON
- First-year Troy Colleran put up a season best in the long jump (6.82m) and a fast mark of 11.21 seconds in the 100m, while junior Jack Dufton felt at home in the high jump with a mark of 1.84m, while also posting an impressive time of 53.05 seconds in the 400m dash.
- With 6062 points over the two-day meet, Colleran placed first overall in the 14-competitor gold division decathlon, while Dufton earned fourth overall with 5183 points.
- First-year Owen Daily threw down a massive personal best in the 3000m Steeple chase, coming into the meet having run a PR of 9:59 and leaving with a new mark of 9:36.73.
- Kristian Sogaard '19 led the way during the 800m run, posting a time of 1:54.52. He was closely followed by fellow seniors Ermias Kebede (1:57.73) and Jacob Silverman (1:58.77).
- The metric mile was up next for Amherst, with junior Spencer Ferguson-Dryden fighting to a 3:57.08 mark, while sophomore Billy Massey closed right behind him in 3:59.00. Senior Jack Malague held his own during the barn burning first few laps and crossed the line in 4:03.61.
- As the night continued and the stadium lights kicked on, the men took the 5k on with gusto. Clark Ricciardelli '20 took second overall as he sprinted down the finish in a time of 14:42.01. With a huge new personal best, sophomore Braxton Schuldt broke the 15-minute barrier with a final time of 14:57.26, while senior Cosmo Brossy opened up his 5k season with a 15:02.02 mark.