Over the past weekend, the Amherst men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Williams College to participate in quad-meet action against Tufts University, Middlebury College and Williams.
On the men’s side, the Mammoths won five of the 11 events in which they submitted a competitor.
Henry Buren ’22 dominated in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in just 10.68 seconds in a race where the second-place finisher recorded a time of 11.03 seconds. Ryan Prenosil ’21 took home the gold by clocking in at 1:53:19 in the 800-meter dash, narrowly edging out competitors from Williams and Tufts by three-tenths of a second.
In the decathlon, Troy Colleran ’22 claimed victory with a score of 6,714 points, setting the Amherst decathlon record in the process. Additionally, Chris Gong ’23 won the long-jump with a leap of 6.87 meters. The Mammoths’ fifth gold came from Ellis Phillips-Gallucci ’23, who crossed the finish line in just 57.19 seconds as the lone competitor in the 400-meter hurdles.
Gabriel Dos Santos ’24 capped off his first-year campaign by placing second in the high-jump, clearing the bar at 1.88 meters. Alton Machen ’24 also earned a second-place finish, completing the 400-meter race in 50.79 seconds.
The women’s team submitted competitors in 16 events and secured two victories.
Ella Rossa ’21 won the 100-meter hurdles with ease, crossing the finish line in 14.67 seconds, almost a full second and a half in front of the next finisher.
Sophia Wolmer ’23 had a strong showing in the meet’s long-distance event, completing the 10,000-meter race in just over 36 minutes and 19 seconds, earning a second-place finish. Sarah Gayer ’21 also finished second in one of the meet’s longer events, crossing the finish line in the 5,000-meter race in under 18 minutes and 50 seconds.
Ally Deegan ’24 and Isabelle Lobo ’22 earned third-place finishes in the 1,500-meter and 400-meter races, respectively. Deegan clocked a time of 4:39.23 and Lobo completed the 400-meter race in 1:02.21.
Bethany Martin ’24 earned top-finishes in multiple field events. Martin placed second in hammer and discus throws with distances of 38.71 meters and 33.56 meters, respectively, and earned a third-place finish in the shot put. Earning a second-place finish in javelin, Carolina Andrade ’24 set a school record with a throw of 28.42 meters.
The squad’s second gold came in the 4×400-meter relay, in which an all-junior team of Anna Madden ’22, Samantha Tichelaar ’22, Katie Lingen ’22 and Juanita Jaramillo ’22 clocked a time of 3:51.38, almost 16 seconds ahead of the runner up, Middlebury, who finished in 4:07.36.
The meet caps off the Mammoths’ regular season as both the men’s and women’s teams look ahead to potential bids in the NCAA Championships on May 27-29. The selection show is set for Saturday, May 22.