In this edition of Around the Herd: exceptional performances by Women's Hockey stars, Trips to California and Puerto Rico, two Mammoths of the Month, a strong start to the Track season, and more you may have missed in Amherst sports this past January!
Track and Field
Mike Schretter ’23 chats with mid-distance runners for Amherst track Eve Giancarlo ’25 and Ava Zielinski ’25 about training, mental game, and the team’s impact on their Amherst experience.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams took the 10-minute drive to cross-town foe UMass to open their outdoor season. The team built on their strong indoor season, accumulating amazing individual finishes, while being the only Division III school in attendance.
On Saturday, May 8, Amherst Track and Field faced Williams and Wesleyan on the Ephs’ home turf. With Williams and Wesleyan being known as Amherst’s biggest rivals, a victory in this meet promised bragging rights. The Mammoths had some major successes on the men’s and women’s side
With athletic competition cancelled last spring in the initial disruption of Covid-19, Amherst student-athletes have spent the past year in anticipation of a return to play. The Amherst men’s and women’s track and field teams have been struck particularly hard, as both their fall cross country and winter