Athletics

Amherst College Outdoor 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 Fourth in Final Directors' Cup Standings
June 17 - After the most successful spring season in school history, Amherst College finished fourth in the final Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. This marks the fifth consecutive top-four finish for Amherst. Full Story

NESCAC Announces Spring All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
June 13 - Twenty-five members of the Amherst College outdoor track and field teams were recognized today when the NESCAC announced its 2011 Spring All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams. Full Story

Scheetz, Sullivan Wrap Up Competition at NCAA Championships
May 28 - Ben Scheetz '12 and Melissa Sullivan '12 wrapped up competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a pair of strong performances in the men’s 800 and women’s 1500-meter runs. Full Story

Scheetz Continues to Impress in Day Two of NCAA Championships
May 27 - Ben Scheetz '12  took the next step in his pursuit of the 800-meter title, posting a time of 1:51.02 to qualify for Saturday’s final at the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championships. Full Story

Amherst Opens Competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships
May 26 - The Amherst men’s & women’s track teams opened competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships putting forth impressive showings in the women’s 1500-meter run and the men’s 4x400 relay. Full Story

Scheetz Tabbed USTFCCCA Regional Track Athlete of the Year
May 24 - Coming off another stellar spring season, junior Ben Scheetz continues to rack up postseason accolades, taking home USTFCCCA Men’s Regional Athlete of the Year honors. Full Story

Amherst Sends Five to NCAA Outdoor Championships
May 23 - The NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Committee announced the participants in the 2011 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, with five Lord Jeffs ready to represent Amherst at the meet. Full Story

Scheetz Sets Pace at ECAC Outdoor Championships
May 20 - Junior Ben Scheetz placed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.79 to lead the Amherst men’s track and field team to a 17th-place finish at the 2011 ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships. Full Story

Amherst Puts Forth Strong Showings at New England Championships
May 14 - The Amherst College men's and women's outdoor track teams put together a strong showing at the Open New England Championships in New Haven, CT, finishing 14th and 17th, respectively. Full Story

Amherst Wraps up Competition at DIII Regional Championships
May 7 - The Amherst outdoor track & field teams wrapped up competition at the Division III New England Championships, which were held May 5-7 at MIT. Ben Scheetz '12 won the 400-meter dash to once again lead the group. Full Story

Fourteen Track Student-Athletes Named to All-NESCAC Team
May 4 - Fourteen Amherst student-athletes recently earned all-conference accolades following the completion of last weekend’s NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships at Wesleyan in Middletown, CT. Full Story

Amherst Takes Home Four Titles from NESCAC Championships
Apr. 30 - The Amherst outdoor track & field teams won four events at the NESCAC Championships, with Ben Scheetz '12 taking home two individual titles in addition to helping the Jeffs win the 4x400 relay. Full Story

Scheetz Tabbed NESCAC Track Performer of the Week
Apr. 25 - Amherst College junior Ben Scheetz has been named the NESCAC Men’s Track Performer of the Week, the conference announced today. Scheetz is the first Lord Jeff in two years to earn the weekly honor. Full Story

Amherst Teams Place Second at Little Three Championships
Apr. 23 - The Amherst College outdoor track and field teams joined Wesleyan and Williams in battling the cold and rain at the Little Three Championships, with the Lord Jeffs taking second place in both the men's and women's meets. Full Story

Scheetz Sets School Record in 800 at Princeton
Apr. 22 - Ben Scheetz ’12 set a school record in the 800-meter run to lead the Amherst College outdoor track and field teams Friday evening at Princeton University’s Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational. Full Story

Amherst Teams Each Win One Event at UMass Minuteman Invitational
Apr. 16 - The Amherst College men's outdoor track and field team won the 4x400-meter relay at the UMass Minuteman Invitational, while Tori Sosnowski '14 won the steeplechase to highlight the Lord Jeff women. Full Story

Amherst Men Win Four Events to Lead Jeffs at UMass Invitational
Apr. 9 - The Amherst outdoor track and field teams competed at the UMass Invitational Saturday afternoon, with the Lord Jeff men winning four events to place fourth and the women finishing fifth. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Take Part in AIC's Yellow Jacket Invitational
Apr. 2 - The Amherst College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams traveled to AIC on Saturday to take part in the Yellow Jacket Invitational, with the Lord Jeff women finishing fifth and the men placing sixth. Results

Amherst Teams Open Outdoor Season at Westfield State
Mar. 26 - The Amherst outdoor track & field teams opened the season at Westfield State's Jerry Gravel Classic, with the Lord Jeff women placing eighth in a field of 18 teams and the men finishing 13th of 16. Results