Lambert, Fussell Each Take 5K at Little III's
Issue   |   Tue, 04/23/2013 - 22:55

The Amherst track & field teams traveled to Williams this past Saturday to compete in the Little III Championships. The men had a strong second place showing with a total of 111 points ahead of Wesleyan (97) but behind Williams (169). The women fell short, only totaling 70 points, behind both Williams (187) and Wesleyan (105).

Keri Lambert ’13 had another great race in the 5000-meter as she took first place with ease, finishing over 90 seconds ahead of the second place runner and teammate, Caroline Rose ’16. Lambert’s time, 17:03.87, is two seconds faster than her time at the Tufts Snowflake Classic and is also the new second-fastest Div. III time in the nation.

The Lady Jeffs had some impressive performances in the 800-meter as well. Lauren Almeida ’13 came in second with a time of 2:20.31, while Amy Dao ’14 and Victoria Hensley ’16 finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Almeida, Dao and Hensley would later run the 4x400 relay with Keelin Moehl ’16, where they finished second.

On the men’s side, the Jeffs were able to win two individual events: K.C. Fussell ’15 came in first in the 5000-meters with a time of 15:17.91 and Josiah Terrell-Perica ’15 placed first in the discus with a distance of 41.25 meters. Pat Grimes ’13 nearly stole first place in the 800m as he finished only 0.3 seconds behind Williams’ Jabulani Blyden. Romey Sklar ’15 was close behind, finishing third with a time of 1:57.43.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Dan Crowley ’16 finished third with a time of 9:58.77, and Lucas Lebovitz ’15 finished fourth with a time of 10:13.59.

Amherst also had some great results in the field events. First year Khalil Fleming took second in the triple jump, posting a distance of 12.79 meters, while Stephen Hetterich ’15 took fifth in the long jump with a distance of 6.02 meters. In addition to his discus title, Terrell-Perica was able to rack up a solid amount of points for Amherst, placing third in the hammer throw, second in the javelin and fourth in the shot put. Teammate Denzel Duncan ’13 also performed very well, taking third in the discus and second in both the hammer and the shot put.

Next Saturday, April 27, Amherst travels to Tufts Univ. again to compete in the NESCAC Championships. The men also have a meet on Thursday, April 25, where they travel to UPenn for the Penn Relays.