Athletics

Amherst College Indoor Track and Field

Scheetz Honored as Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year
Aug. 5 - Amherst College’s Ben Scheetz ’12 has been named the 2011 Division III Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today. Full Story

Amherst Places 25 on NESCAC All-Academic Team
Apr. 1 - Twenty-five members of the Amherst College indoor track and field teams were honored when the NESCAC announced its Winter All-Academic selections. Full Story

Amherst Jumps to Fifth Place in Directors' Cup Standings
Apr. 1 - With another outstanding winter season in the books, Amherst College has catapulted from 16th to fifth place in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Full Story

Ben Scheetz '12 Tabbed Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
Mar. 18 - Amherst College's Ben Scheetz ’12 has been named the National Men’s Athlete of the Year for the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season, the USTFCCCA announced today. Scheetz was also one of five Lord Jeffs to earn All-America status for the 2011 season. Full Story

Amherst Men Place Sixth at Nationals; Scheetz Grabs Top Honor
Mar. 12 - The Amherst College men's indoor track and field team earned a program-record 18 points to finish sixth at the NCAA Championships, as Ben Scheetz '12 was named Track Athlete of the Meet. Full Story

Three Lord Jeffs Qualify for Finals at NCAA Track Championships
Mar. 11 - Ben Scheetz '12, Will Yochum '11 and Melissa Sullivan '12 excelled in Friday's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship preliminary heats to qualify for Saturday's finals, while the men's DMR placed 10th. Full Story

NCAA LogoAmherst Track Honored Before Heading to Nationals
Mar. 9 - One day prior to leaving for Columbus, Ohio, to take part in the NCAA Division III Championships, three members of the Amherst College indoor track & field program were honored as Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year. Full Story

Amherst Teams Place Top 10 at ECAC Championships
Mar. 5 - The Amherst men's indoor track and field team placed fourth in a field of 53 at the ECAC Championships, while the Lord Jeff women finished seventh. Both teams will return to action next weekend for the NCAA Championships. Full Story

Scheetz Nearly Sets National Record in 800 to Lead Track Teams
Feb. 26 - One week after setting a school record in the indoor 600-meter run, Ben Scheetz '12 nearly bested the previous Division III record in the 800 to lead the Amherst track and field teams at the Open New England Championships. Full Story

Track Teams Wrap up Competition at New England Championships
Feb. 19 - Ben Scheetz '12 continued his outstanding season by breaking an 11-year-old New England record in the 600-meter run at the Division III New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. Full Story

Men's Track Sets National Record in Distance Medley Relay
Feb. 12 - Steve Corsello ’11, Tommy Moore ’11, Ben Scheetz ’12 and Will Yochum ’11 completed the distance medley relay in 9:49.11 Friday evening at Boston University to obliterate the previous Division III record. Full Story

Sullivan's Mile Highlights Women's Track at Valentine Invitational
Feb. 11 - Melissa Sullivan '12 was one of only two Division III competitors to finish the mile run in under five minutes Friday afternoon, highlighting the Amherst women's indoor track and field team at Boston University. Full Story

Amherst Women Win at Smith; Men Place Second
Feb. 5 - The Amherst College women's indoor track and field team beat out 10 other teams at Smith College's Tartan Invitational, while the Lord Jeff men placed second in a field of eight schools. Full Story

Yochum Places Fourth in Mile Run at Terrier Classic
Jan. 29 - Unable to join his teammates at Friday's Boston Indoor Games, Will Yochum '11 separated from the pack to race against Division I competition at the Boston University Terrier Classic. Yochum placed fourth among 125 participants in the mile run, nearly winning the event with a time of 4:07.16. Full Results

Scheetz Wins 800 to Lead Track Teams at Boston Indoor Games
Jan. 28 - Ben Scheetz '12 edged out Division I competition and won the 800-meter run to lead the Amherst track and field teams at the Boston Indoor Games. The Lord Jeff men tied for eighth, while the women finished 13th. Full Story

Five Reasons to be in Amherst This Weekend
Jan. 27 - If you’re looking for a way to get your sports fix while getting out of the cold this weekend, Amherst College has plenty to offer. From putting undefeated records on the line to honoring seniors competing in their final home contests, here are five good reasons to be on campus this Friday and Saturday. Full Story

Amherst Teams Combine for Eight Wins at Cardinal Invitational
Jan. 22 - The Amherst College men's and women's indoor track and field teams each won four events Saturday afternoon at the Cardinal Invitational, a non-scoring meet hosted by Wesleyan University. Full Story

Amherst Women Win Brandeis Invite; Men Place Second
Jan. 15 - The Amherst women's indoor track and field team placed first in a field of five teams at Brandeis University's Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational, while the men won seven events to place second. Full Story

Same Old Story, Different Year for Amherst's Winter Teams
Dec. 22 - Amherst’s winter teams have produced a national team champion in three of the past four years, with several student-athletes taking home individual NCAA titles along the way. This March could feature much of the same for the Jeffs, who are cruising along and nationally ranked in several sports. Full Story

Amherst Opens Indoor Season Well at Smith Winter Classic
Dec. 4 - The Amherst College men's and women's track and field teams opened up the 2010-11 indoor season well at the Smith Winter Classic this afternoon. Full Story

Indoor Track Teams Set to Open Season December 4th at Smith College
Nov. 15 - The Amherst College men's and women's indoor track and field teams are set to open competition the first weekend in December at Smith College. With a handful of Amherst's distance runners still competing for the cross country teams, preseason training is already underway. Full Preview