The Amherst men’s track team returned to Tufts University to compete at the DIII New England Championships last weekend, Feb. 17-19. The meet required qualifying standards for all individual events, and the competitive races pitted the best DIII athletes in New England against each other. By the conclusion of the meet, the purple and white had earned 13 points for a 15th-place finish as a team.

Elijah Ngbokoli ’20 kicked off the meet for Amherst, placing 19th in the preliminary round of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.21 seconds.

This past Sunday, members of the Amherst women’s swim and dive team had one last chance to meet NCAA Division III qualifying standards at the February Invite hosted by Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn.

At the meet, three female swimmers for the purple and white managed to glide to national qualifying times. With a final time of 56.88 in the 100-meter fly, Geralyn Lam ’18 managed to extend her season and earn herself a spot on the Amherst squad headed to Texas for the national championship.

Saturday marked the beginning of the NESCAC women’s basketball championships. Amherst entered the game as the top seed in the tournament. The purple and white hosted eighth-seeded Bates in Lefrak Gymnasium just minutes after the Amherst men were upset by Williams in their first-round matchup. The last time the Bates and Amherst women met, several weeks ago, the purple and white beat the Bobcats 75-37.

The Amherst men’s hockey team closed out their regular season on a high note this week, with wins against NESCAC rivals Williams and Middlebury.

They conclude their regular season with a record of 14-6-3.

The purple and white played in front of packed stands on Friday night, Feb. 17, when they took on NESCAC leader and rival Williams and prevailed 1-0.

Tested early in the first period, Amherst’s standout goalie, Connor Girard ’18, made two huge saves to keep the game knotted at zero goals apiece.

The 2016-2017 season may have come to an end for the Amherst men’s basketball team this weekend. After defeating Williams twice during the regular season, the purple and white fell to the Ephs 76-69 in the NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Lefrak Gymnasium. Amherst must now wait until Feb. 27 to find out if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.

The Amherst men’s swimming and diving team returned to action this weekend, Feb 17-19, at the NESCAC championship tournament. Hosted by Wesleyan University, all eleven NESCAC schools faced off at this three-day meet.

Finishing the meet with 1,402 points, Amherst took second place out of the eleven teams, edged out by Williams, who ended with 1,671 points. Tufts (1,391), Connecticut College (1,331) and Bates (997.5) rounded out the top five teams.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team played its final regular season series last weekend, Feb. 17-19, with two games against NESCAC rival Wesleyan. The team came away with a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday and a 4-2 victory on Sunday.

On Friday, the purple and white traveled to Middletown, Connecticut, to face off against the Cardinals.

The first period ended scoreless, though Caitlyn Ryan ’17 almost broke the game open 16 minutes into the first with a low wrist shot on goal. However, Cardinal goalie Allegra Grant made the save, keeping the game scoreless.