This Saturday, Nov. 12, the Amherst men’s cross country team made the short trip to Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts for the NCAA Division III New England Championships, hosted by Westfield State University. The team placed third in the competitive 52-team field, scoring 141 points and earning an at-large bid for the NCAA Division III National Championships.
With its third-place finish, the team earned its third consecutive berth to Division III Nationals, demonstrating the strength and consistency the program has enjoyed in recent years.

With the NESCAC title the goal for the weekend, the Amherst men’s cross country team traveled to Waterville, Maine to compete at the NESCAC Championships, hosted by Colby. Though Amherst came up short, placing second to Williams with 100 points to the 83 scored by the Ephs, the team has much to look forward to for the rest of the season.

The men’s track and field team made the trip to Medford on Saturday, Feb. 4 to compete at the Tufts Cupid Challenge, hosted by NESCAC rival Tufts. The purple and white enjoyed a successful day, as many athletes secured qualifying standards for the New England DIII Championships, which will be held at Tufts in two weeks.

The men’s cross country team had a busy two weeks, competing in two major meets. Last Saturday, Oct. 8 the team traveled to Franklin Park in Boston to compete at the NEICAAA meet.

This weekend the Amherst men’s cross country team returned to Mt. Greylock High School, the site of Williams home course, as the defending champions at the Purple Valley Invitational. Though the squad returned to Amherst with a fourth place finish and was unable to defend their title, the team did achieve many strong individual showings at the meet.