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All-New England Indoor Championships
At Boston University
Friday-Saturday, February 27-28, 2004

Meet Results

BOSTON -- Fred Jones (Greenfield, MA) continued his sensational freshman season by winning the Triple Jump at the All-New England Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Boston University on Friday and Saturday. Jones' best jump of 48-feet, 1/2 inch topped the field, extended his Tufts record in the event and improved his national ranking to seventh.

Jones also placed fifth in the Long Jump at 22-6 1/2 to score a total of 14 points for the Jumbos. Tufts scored 22 points overall to finish 12th at the meet. UConn won with a dominating 162 points.

Junior Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH) led the distance corps by finishing fifth in the 5,000 Meters with a time of 14 minutes, 33.34 seconds. The converted time of 14:35.84 is a new Tufts record, obliterating the old mark of 14:36.4 set by Steve Swift in 1990. Brigham's time ranks 11th in the nation. Competing in the Mile Run, sophomore Kyle Doran's (North Attleborough, MA) converted 3:55.59 ranks 11th nationally for the 1,500 meters.

Junior Nate Thompson (South Portland, ME) was sixth in the 55 meter hurdles at BU, second among Division III competitors, with a finish of 7.83 seconds. The Distance Medley Relay of junior Ray Carre (Middletown, CT), freshman Nate Cleveland (Auburn, ME), freshman Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME), and junior Brian McNamara (Saratoga, NY) picked up a point for placing eighth with a 10:09.50 time. Converted to a 10:11.10, it's 17th nationally.

The 4x400 Relay of Carre, Cleveland, sophomore Patrick Mahoney (Cranford, NJ) and sophomore Trevor Williams (Clifton Park, NJ) ran a 3:18.70 that converts to a 3:19.90 for 17th on the national list.

Tufts has the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend at Bowdoin as the last opportunity to improve its national qualifying times or distances. Both Jones and Brigham seem firmly qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships in Wisconsin March 12-13.