Jeffs Win First-Ever ECAC Title at Williams
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Dillon Buckley ’13, Gus Greenstein ’14, and Romey Sklar ’15 finished third through fifth, respectively, to lead the Amherst College men’s cross country team to its first-ever ECAC title at Saturday’s championship meet, hosted by Williams.
Dan Crowley ’16 placed 15th to grab the final All-ECAC spot and Alvaro Morales ’14 was close behind in 17th, as Amherst tallied 44 team points to edge Bates (54) for the title. Williams (84), Tufts (88), and Middlebury (163) rounded out the top five scores in the 43-team event.
Buckley (pictured) and Greenstein led the pack for much of the race, eventually recording times of 26:30.63 and 26:42.07 on the eight-kilometer course. Sklar was just behind the pair, finishing in 26:51.90, while the strong performances of Crowley (27:08) and Morales (27:12) sealed the title for Amherst.
Sam Haney of Tufts and Todd Ford of Williams overtook Buckley and Greenstein in the final quarter-mile to grab the top two individual spots in 26:22.86 and 26:25.78, respectively.
Charlie Reighard ’14 (27:26.60) and Eli Howe ’13 (27:39.66), placed 22nd and 30th as the final two competitors for Amherst.
The Lord Jeffs will return their full squad to action next Saturday, Nov. 10 at the NCAA Regional Championship, hosted by Westfield State. The men’s race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.