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Monday, November 12, 2007


MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's cross country team has earned an at-large berth to compete at the 2007 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship next Saturday. Thirty-two teams were selected to participate overall. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of eight regions in the country. Sixteen additional teams were selected at-large, including Coach Ethan Barron's Jumbos.

St. Olaf College will host the 2007 NCAA Championship at the St. Olaf Cross Country Trails in Northfield, Minnesota. The race will begin at noon Central time.

Tufts secured its at-large berth with a third-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship Race on Saturday at Connecticut College. This will be the Jumbos' ninth NCAA berth overall. The team raced to a program-best fifth-place finish at Nationals in 2005. They failed to qualify as a team last season, but are back on track this fall.

Senior tri-captain Chris Kantos (Apple Valley, MN) is the lone Jumbo on the 2007 roster with NCAA race experience. He scored fourth for the team and 53rd overall in 2005 and was sixth for the Jumbos (136th overall) as a freshman in 2004. Joining him in Minnesota will be sophomore Jesse Faller (Burlington, MA), senior tri-captain David Sorensen (Dover, MA), sophomore Nick Welch (Seattle, WA), freshman Greg Pallotta (Syracuse, NY), freshman Jerzy Eisenberg Guyot (Brookline, MA) and junior David Tilton (Newmarket, NH).