Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
JUMBOS TAKE 10TH AT ALL NEW ENGLAND MEET
COLLEGE MEN'S TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
All New England Indoor Championships
At Boston, MA
BOSTON -- The Tufts University men's indoor track & field team took 10th place at the all-division New England championships hosted by Boston University over the weekend. The Jumbos scored 23 points to finish second among Division III squads at the meet.
The team had a big night on Friday when the meet started. Senior captain
Aaron Kaye (Los Altos, CA) ran to a blazing 2:28.93 in the 1,000 meter run preliminaries. His time broke the 23-year old record of 2:29.32 set in 1982 by Paul Murray. Kaye ran very comfortably through the early stages of the race and then went to the lead as the pace slowed a bit. In the fifth and final lap, he closed quickly on the heat winners, crossing the line just slightly behind the Division I competition. In the final on Saturday, he ran 2:30.10 for seventh place.
Sophomore Fred Jones (Northfield, MA) finished in second place with a long jump of 23 feet, 2 inches (7.06 meters), his second best career jump. He went on to take second in the triple on Saturday, reaching 46' 3 1/4". Junior
Matt Lacey (Amherst, MA) ran a personal best 14:42.83 in the 5000 meters, which could get him into the NCAA Championships. Her was fourth at the meet to score five points.
Other Friday night highlights included Patrick Mahoney (Cranford, NJ) broke the 1:55 barrier in the 800 meters for the first time in his career. He ran a 1:54.49, which is a provisional NCAA qualifying mark, and the second fastest time in Tufts history.
Ciaran O'Donovan (Newton, MA) shattered his personal best time in the 1,000 meters, running less than three seconds off Kaye's record setting performance, finishing in 2:31.55. O'Donovan's time would have won the Division III New England Championships last weekend.
On Saturday, the 4 x 400 relay of sophomore Nate Cleveland (Auburn, ME),
Nate Scott (East Hartford, CT), junior Trevor Williams (Clifton Park, NY) and Mahoney ran a season's best 3:20.57, close to a provisional NCAA time (3:20.00 on a banked track). The 4x800 - O'Donovan,
Dan Sullivan (Sterling, MA), Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME) and
Brian McNamara (Saratoga Springs, NY) also ran a season's best (7:53.89).