As March turned to April, the men’s and women’s track teams flipped the page on their winter season and turned their full attention to the spring. After focusing on indoor running for several months, the outdoor season was finally underway.

Both teams were set to begin their seasons together at the Tufts Snowflake Classic on March 31, a non-scoring annual meet that generally serves as a prime opportunity to kick into gear for the remainder of the season.

It’s only been four days, and we are already in disaster mode. That’s saying a lot, given that the Yankees are also 0-3 and that, at this time of year, that would usually be grounds for the talk-radio masses to cry, “It’s ovah! The Yankees are done!”

Really, though. This team headed north with question marks galore, and, after only one series, we can see exactly why.

Both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams enjoyed very successful seasons this winter. The men’s team entered post-season play in both the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments, earning their fifth NESCAC title and ending their formidable run in the Sweet Sixteen. The women’s team earned an undefeated regular season, snagged their fourth NESCAC title and made their way to the semifinals of NCAA play. But perhaps more impressively, both teams took a time out while in season to work together on a community engagement project. On Feb.

The women’s lacrosse team beat Wesleyan last Wednesday before falling to Middlebury on Saturday. Their overall record is 7-3 (4-3 NESCAC) after a dominant win against Conn. College last night.

On Friday, the softball team was dealt its first loss of the season after falling 9-7 in the second game of a doubleheader against Keene State. Last Wednesday, however, the Jeffs earned two shutouts against Westfield State and are now 22-1 on the season — the best start in program history.

Though all three games were decided by two runs or fewer, including an extra-inning affair Saturday night, the Jeffs managed three critical victories over archrival Williams and improved to 6-0 in NESCAC play.

After an impressive 7-0 start to the season, the men’s lacrosse team stumbled to a pair of losses last week, falling to No. 15 Wesleyan 6-3 before suffering a shock 12-6 defeat to Hamilton on Saturday.

The Jeffs (7-2, 3-2 NESCAC) saw their national ranking plummet from No. 3 to No. 14, and now face an uphill climb in their pursuit of the NESCAC’s top seed.

Amherst maintained its undefeated record through Spring Break, piling up victories over Bowdoin, Marywood, Eastern Connecticut State and Nazareth in the off-week to push its season record to 7-0.