The Amherst women’s track and field team put on an impressive performance in the two-day DIII New England Championship at Middlebury this past weekend, finishing 24th out of the talented 31-team pool.

An exciting weekend of competition at Yale ended in heartbreak last Sunday morning for the Amherst women’s squash team. The purple and white were dethroned as two-time Walker Cup Champions in the final match against their NESCAC opponent, Bates. The contest was a close one, with Amherst falling 5-4. Amherst had previously bested the Bobcats at the Pioneer Valley Invitational in January, a match that ended in a resounding 7-2 victory for the purple and white.

The number two seeded Amherst men’s basketball team matched up against seventh-seed Bowdoin in last weekend’s NESCAC quarterfinal action. The purple and white pulled a win out of a closely contested game against the 12-11 Polar Bears with the help of a spectacular performance by senior Connor Green, named co-NESCAC player of the week after his 29-point effort.

The Amherst College men’s track and field team placed 12th overall in the 26-team, two-day Division III New England Championships hosted by MIT last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20.

In the middle distance events, the purple and white put on an impressive performance, with first-year Kristian Sogaard claiming ninth place overall in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:23.36. Jesse Fajnzylber ’17 placed tenth overall in the 800-meter run (1:58.96). Finally, crossing the line in 2:39.33, Steven Lucey ’17 placed 14th place in the 1,000-meter run.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team finished their regular season on a high note, sweeping Wesleyan in a two-game series over the weekend. The purple and white defeated the Cardinals 6-0 on Friday at Wesleyan before beating them again, 6-0, at home on Saturday evening. The home game Saturday marked the senior class’ 100th career game and was senior day for the class of 2016.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst went into lockdown after a reported sighting of a handgun on Thursday, Feb 18. All students, staff and faculty at UMass were instructed to keep indoors for the duration of the incident.

Around 5:17 p.m. Thursday, two men assaulted a student near Pierpont Hall, in UMass’s southwest residential area. The student suffered a minor head wound and was later hospitalized.

The Wellness Challenge is a four-week program aiming to promote mental health on campus from Feb. 1 to March 1. This is the program’s third year, with 465 students and 144 staff and faculty participating.