Three Mammoths to Represent Track & Field at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Three Mammoths to Represent Track & Field at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships


AMHERST, Mass. – Each registering qualifying marks throughout the regular season, three runners are set to represent the Amherst College men's and women's track & field teams at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The annual national meet will be hosted this year by the University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

On the women's side, Ella Rossa '21 and Christina Scartelli '19 each earned the right to compete at the national meet, while Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 posted a qualifying time for the men's team.

For each individual men's event, the top-20 declared student- athletes were accepted into the national competition, while the top-22 female student-athletes in each individual event qualify for NCAA's.

Clinching an NCAA qualifying mark at the Williams Final Qualifier on May 15, Rossa enter the weekend as the No. 19 seed in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.48 seconds.

Scartelli will hit the track for the 1500 meter and 5000m runs, capturing the No. 8 seed in the 1500m with a time of 4:31.92 (NEICAAA Outdoor Championship, May 11) and the No. 20 seed in the 5000m race after posting a 17:13.38 mark at the Amherst Spring Fling on April 6. 

Ferguson-Dryden rounds out the Mammoths harriers, with the junior logging a time 3:52.19 in the 1500m race at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship on May 3 to enter  NCAA Championship action as the race's No. 18 seed.

Student-Athlete Event Seed Time Prelims Schedule Finals Schedule Schedule
Ella Rossa '21 100m Hurdles No. 19 Seed - 14.48 Friday, May 24 – 2:10 PM  Saturday, May 25 - 12:50 PM
Christina Scartelli '19 1500m No. 8 Seed - 4:31.92  Thursday, May 23 – 3:55 PM Saturday, May 25 - 12:25 PM
Christina Scartelli '19 5000m No. 20 Seed - 17:13.38   --- Saturday, May 25 - 3:00 PM
Spencer Ferguson-Dryden '20 1500m No. 18 Seed - 3:52.19 Thursday, May 23 – 4:10 PM Saturday, May 25 - 12:35 PM