Nov. 18 marked the end of the women’s cross country season and of captain Nicky Roberts’ collegiate cross country career as she crossed the finish line in fifth place at the NCAA DIII National Championships.

The harriers were met with harsh, windy weather and a tough uphill course, but runners across the division rose to the challenge.

Johns Hopkins placed first overall with its fifth title in six years and a University of Chicago runner claimed the best individual time.

For Amherst, Roberts raced into fifth place out of 279 runners, clocking in at 20:49.50.

Looking to improve upon their 15th overall finish at NCAA Championships last season, the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team started off its season on the right foot with consecutive victories over NESCAC foes Colby and Wesleyan.

Kristen Gardner is an assistant professor of computer science. She completed her undergraduate study in computer science at Amherst College and holds a master’s and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team has put together an up-and-down start to its season as the Mammoths closed their first week of action with a record of 2-2-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the NESCAC.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Amherst men’s swim and dive team dominated its season opener against Colby to capture the team’s first win of the season, 164-114.
In the meet, the Mammoths’ strength and power was undeniable, taking each of the top three spots in six of the 16 events.

The Amherst women’s squash team began its campaign on a high-note two weekends ago, resoundingly besting Tufts on Nov.17 by a final score of 7-2. The Mammoths then swept Boston University the very next day, 9-0.

After a hard fought battle in the third round of the NCAA tournament, the Amherst men’s soccer team concluded its season with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the University of Rochester on Saturday, Nov. 18. With the loss, the Mammoths finished their 2017 campaign with a 12-4-3 record.

“Looking back on the season, I am very proud of our team’s performance,” senior captain Sam Malnik said. “We entered the season with a completely new starting lineup, and we still finished second in the NESCAC with a Sweet Sixteen appearance. There’s a lot to celebrate.”