The Amherst College women’s outdoor track and field team finished fourth of seven teams in the Tufts Sunshine Classic last Saturday, April 23.

The Amherst women excelled in the sprint events this week, with Abbey Asare-Bediako ’18 sprinting to a fifth-place finish with a time of 13.42 in the 200-meter dash, while Louise Atadja ’16 finished sixth with a time of 13.61.

The Amherst College women’s track and field team placed sixth overall at the eight-team UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational last Saturday afternoon.

Senior Victoria Hensley led Amherst on the day, sprinting to a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter run with a time of 59.22.

In the mid-distance events, Leonie Rauls ’18 ran the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:54.31 to finish in eleventh place.

Traveling to Tufts for the Snowflake Classic last Saturday afternoon, the Amherst women’s outdoor track and field team tallied 31 points to place seventh overall in the 15-team field.

Senior captain Victoria Hensley impressed in the 400-meter dash, claiming third with a mark of 1:00.28. Julia Asin ’19 was the next purple and white runner to finish, placing 10th in the event (1:03.09).

Gabby Bishop ’18 placed 16th overall in the 37-woman 100-meter dash with a time of 13.99. Crossing the finish line in 28.25, Katherine Holm ’19 finished 18th in the 200-meter dash.

The Amherst men’s indoor track & field team placed tied for 21st overall at the two-day NEICAAA Championships hosted by Boston University this weekend.

The Amherst College men’s track and field team placed 12th overall in the 26-team, two-day Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20.

In the middle distance events, the purple and white put on an impressive performance, with first-year Kristian Sogaard claiming ninth place overall in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:23.36. Jesse Fajnzylber ’17 placed tenth overall in the 800-meter run (1:58.96). Finally, crossing the line in 2:39.33, Steven Lucey ’17 placed 14th place in the 1,000-meter run.

This Saturday, Feb. 13, selected members of the men’s track and field team competed in Boston University’s Valentine Invitational, a largely Division I competition. The Boston meet was also attended by semi-professional and independent runners, making for large, hugely talented heats and overall race pools.

On Saturday afternoon, the Amherst men’s track and field team competed in the Tufts Invitational at the Baronian Field House in Medford, Massachusetts. Thomas Matthew ’16 qualified for the final heat and finished fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.31. David Ingraham ’18 and Stadtler Thompson ’19 finished back-to-back in the 200-meter dash to take eighth and ninth overall with marks of 23.59 and 23.75, respectively. Ingraham also enjoyed success in the 400-meter dash where he placed sixth, coming in at 52.13.

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