The Amherst indoor track season opened this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams competing at the Smith Winter Classic.

The men’s side was highlighted by strong performances from Nick Codola ’15 and Jamie Sandel ’17.

Codola earned the Jeffs’ lone first place finish on the day, finishing the 600-meter run in 1:23.65. Sandel followed closely behind, finishing fifth with a mark of 1:26.47.

Both were also members of the 4x400 relay team along with first-years David Ingraham and Harrison Haigood. The unit earned fourth-place, crossing the line at 3:35.09.

While much of the Amherst student body finished the fall semester and went off to enjoy the holidays, the men’s basketball team remained hard at work throughout December and the first few days of the new year to build momentum over the middle of the season’s slate of games.

“I’m taking my talents to South Beach.” Those words will go down in history as some of the most infamous in sports history. Yet, a year and a half later, it is time to ask whether LeBron James lied to us.

In case (for some reason) you haven’t been following the world of Div. III women’s basketball, now would probably be a pretty good time to start. After all, with Trinity’s men’s squash team losing to Yale last weekend, the Amherst women’s basketball team may just hold the longest current streak in DIII sports (but don’t quote me on that).

The track and field teams competed in the Tufts Invitational Meet and a non-scoring meet at Wesleyan over winter break.


After three dual meets, the men’s swim team remains undefeated at 6-0 while the women stay strong at 5-1.


Despite losing its first four January matches, the men’s squash team managed to win its final four in impressive fashion.
The Jeffs began interterm action by dropping back-to-back contests to second-ranked Yale and 19th-ranked Bates, and their slide continued the following week against two more tough opponents, No. 14 Middlebury and No. 13 Brown.