Teams: Men's Cross Country: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS FIFTH AT NCAA DIVISION III QUALIFIER
COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
NCAA Division III Qualifier
At Veterans Golf Course (Springfield, MA)
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Final Team Results (PDF)
Final Individual Results (PDF)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Tufts University men's team had a good
performance at the 2006 NCAA Division III Qualifier hosted by
Springfield College, placing fifth out of 45 teams. However, they
will have to wait to see if it is good enough to earn them an
at-large berth into the NCAA National Championship Race next week.
It appears to be a long shot.
The Jumbos were led on Saturday by senior Justin Chung
(Manchester, CT), eighth individually with a time of 25 minutes,
58.1 seconds over the eight-kilometer course. That led three Jumbos
who finished in the top 35 and could be good enough to qualify for
Nationals individually if Tufts does not get in as a team.
Senior co-captain Josh Kennedy (Guilford, CT) was 26th with a
26:27.5 finish, followed in 35th place by freshman Nick Welch
(Seattle, WA) with a 26:35.5 time. Also scoring for the Jumbos
was junior Dave Sorensen (Dover, MA) in 45th place (26:50.7)
and freshman Jesse Faller (Burlington, MA) in 66th place
Also running for the Jumbos at the regional championship were senior
Chad Uy (Syosset, NY), who crossed the finish line in 27:38
flat (83rd) and freshman Peter Browne (Tacoma, WA) 28:25.4
Williams College finished with a team total of 57 points to win the
title as three different Ephs crossed the finish line within the top
seven. Stephen Wills finished second overall for Williams with a
time of 25:48.1, as Brendan Christian was right behind him for the
Ephs in third place at 25:48.8. Williams' Mike Davitian finished
seventh overall out of 309 total runners with a time of 25:56.2.
Trinity College's Hunter Norte finished first individually for the
men, completing the 8k course in a time of 25:37.9, good for a pace
of 5:10. Bowdoin's Archie Abrams and Middlebury's James Butcher
rounded out the top five men's individual finishers, completing the
course in times of 25:50.0 and 25:52.8, respectively.