The Amherst College men’s cross country team competed in its fifth meet of the season this past weekend, and standout Mohamed Hussein ’18 claimed his fourth individual first-place title. Amherst earned a collective second-place finish at the NESCAC championship meet.

Williams was the lone team to beat Amherst, and the Ephs earned 36 points to claim their fourth consecutive NESCAC championship.

Amherst’s second-place finish placed them above Tufts, Hamilton and Middlebury who took third, fourth and fifth respectively.

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The men’s cross country team raced to a second-place finish at the NEICAAA cross country championships this past weekend.

As they have been all season, the team was again led by the efforts of Mohamed Hussein ’18, who crossed the finish line in second place overall in a field of 252 runners. The sophomore standout was named the U.S. Track & Field Association NCAA Division III Athlete of the Week for the third time in as many chances this season.

The Amherst men’s golf team tied for third overall at the NESCAC championship qualifier this past week, earning a spot in the conference championship tournament which will be held during the spring season, the weekend of April 30 to May 1, 2016.

Amherst shared a two-day score of 628 with the team from Hamilton. Middlebury earned first place at the qualifier, posting a team score of 605 while Trinity shot a 617, good for second place.


Led again by the standout performance of sophomore Mohamed Hussein, the Amherst College men’s cross country team raced to a first-place finish among the 22 teams competing at the Purple Valley Invitational this past Saturday.

The Amherst College field hockey team is still hoping to find its momentum after picking up a midweek victory over Keene State before falling to NESCAC foe Middlebury over the weekend. The Jeffs did rebound again, with a 6-1 rout of Springfield College on Tuesday night.

The team bounced back well in its Wednesday contest against Keene after suffering a tough loss to Bowdoin last Saturday.

They secured an early lead over the Owls, as Caroline Fiore ’18 netted her first goal of the season just 11 minutes into play.

The Amherst men’s golf team opened its 2015 season with a 10th-place finish at the annual Williams Fall Invitational, a tournament hosted at the par-71 Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown.

NESCAC competitor Trinity won the tournament with a team score of 601. Williams, the host team, finished in second place with a 605 combined score. They were followed by Western New England, who posted a 612 team score.

Amherst posted a 309 score on day one and a 316 on day two to finish with a team total of 625.