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Springfield 216, Bates 206, Tufts 184, Southern Maine 68

At Springfield, MA
Saturday, April 3, 2004

Meet Results

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - In a closely contested meet to open the 2004 outdoor season, Tufts fell just short on Saturday, finishing behind Bates and Springfield with a total of 184 points, good for a third place finish. Host Springfield won the meet with 216 points, barely ahead of Bates with 206. Southern Maine finished the meet in a distant fourth with 68 points.

Tufts won four events at the quad-meet. Freshman Josh Kennedy (Guilford, CT) bested the field in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32 minutes, 23.10 seconds, almost two minutes in front of his closest competition. The Jumbos also got a top finish out of junior Nate Thompson (South Portland, ME) in the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.78 seconds. Dave McLearly (Ellington, CT) finished closely behind Thompson, in third with a time of 16.81 seconds. Senior captain Peter Jurczynski (Schenectady, NY) gave his team a first-place finish in his specialty, the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, in a time of 9:45.00, nearly a minute ahead of the next two competitors. Sophomore Brandon Udelhofen (Cuba City, WI) rounded out the event winners for Tufts with a winning discus throw of 143 feet, 10 inches.

In the 400 Meter Dash, junior Ray Carre (Middletown, CT) scored a second place finish with a time of 49.76 seconds. In the 800 Meters, sophomore Patrick Mahoney (Cranford, NJ) and freshman Nate Cleveland (Auburn, ME) scored second and third place finishes, respectively, with times of 1:59.08 and 1:59.24. In the 1,500 Meters, the Jumbos again scored second and third place finishes with junior Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH) taking second in 4:03.14 and sophomore Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME) finishing third in 4:04.04.

In the 400 Hurdles, sophomore Trevor Williams (Clifton Park, NY) took a second place finish with a time of 55.63 seconds. Sophomore Seth LaPierre (Auburn, NH) converted on a 13 foot, 11.75 inch pole vault, good enough for second place in the event.