The Amherst men’s track and field team traveled northwest to Williamstown to face off against stiff competition for the NESCAC championships. The day opened with a brisk wind and party sunny and cloudy conditions that kept up for the remainder of the day. The Jeffs book-ended the day with two particularly stellar performances, opening and closing the day with two second-place finishes in the 10K and 4x800 meters.

The Amherst men’s track and field team traveled to Wesleyan University last Saturday to compete in a small meet of just four teams: Amherst, Wesleyan, Sage and Salve Regina. For the first time this outdoor season, sun and warmth graced the track, setting up conditions that led to some great performances.

“We finally got the weather we’ve deserved all season,” Khalil Fleming ’16 said. “It’s been tough trying to compete and qualify for the postseason with the weather working against us, and this sunny day was what a lot of us needed to get back in the zone.”

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team travelled to Waterville, Maine and defeated Colby 13-9 this past Saturday. The Jeffs now boast a 12-1 record overall and stand 7-1 in NESCAC. Standout performances included Kane Haffey ’16 and Albanese ’17 scoring three goals apiece to contribute to the win, while Quinn Moroney ’16 tacked on two goals and two assists.

The Amherst men’s track and field team took a jaunt to nearby UMass Amherst to face off as the only Div.ision III team against a field of tough Division I competition. After travelling in a yellow school bus due to the meet’s proximity, the team fittingly schooled their competition as soon as they stepped onto the track, placing fifth overall.

The day opened with Amherst’s own Dan Crowley ’16 continuing his impressive winning streak with a quick 32:17.60 time in the 10K to earn the crown in the event. Meanwhile first-year Justin Barry placed fourth with a time of 32:59.48.

Amherst came in sixth out of a field of 12 teams this past weekend at the Vassar College Invitational, hosted by the Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie, New York. The women travelled to upstate New York for their first outdoor tournament of the spring season as courses finally began to open with the slowly melting snow.

Amherst College hosted the only home meet of the year this past Saturday, endearingly and perhaps ironically dubbed the “Spring Fling” as the weather was anything but springy — rain drizzled down in the early morning, and the wind maintained a pervasive chill for the duration of the meet. This was only the second time a meet has been hosted on Pratt Field since the newly renovated track was finished.

Feb. 26 brought with it an All-NESCAC nomination for men’s squash standout Noah Browne ’16, kicking off the week of CSA individual championships with a great start. This was nothing new to Browne, as it was the third consecutive time the junior had earned the accolade. Coming off of a clean sweep in the MCSA national team championships, Browne won all three of his matches against his Middlebury, Colby and Hobart opponents. The junior has competed for the Jeffs at the No. 1 court all season, going 10-4 individually.