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Hillside Relays
At Tufts University (Medford, MA)
Saturday, April 9, 2005

Meet Results

MEDFORD -- The Dussault Track & Field Complex at Ellis Oval reopened for business on Saturday with the Hillside Relays, the first outdoor meet hosted at Tufts in five years. With the track surface deteriorating, the Jumbo outdoor teams competed on the road until the surface was repaired last summer.

Head Coach Connie Putnam's team enjoyed great success for its first meet in 5 years. Senior Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH) broke the school record by nearly 20 seconds in the 5000 meters with his winning time of 14 minutes, 31.39 seconds. The old record was 14:50.59 set by Mike Northrop in 1995. Junior teammate Matt Lacey (Amherst, MA) was second behind Brigham in 14:34.04 and both times were just short of the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 14:28 flat. All seven athletes in the 5,000 meters on Saturday recorded personal bests.

Sophomore Fred Jones (Northfield, MA) hit the NCAA provisional mark in the Long Jump, reaching 23 feet, 5 1/2 inches to win the event. He also won the Triple Jump with a 45' 10" leap. Junior Jason Galvin (Norwell, MA) missed the NCAA provisional mark in the Hammer Throw by half a meter, throwing 165' 7" for second place. Freshman Nate Scott (East Hartford, CT) competed in his first-ever collegiate decathlon and scored just 500 points shy of the NCAA provisional mark. He was third overall with 5,468 points.

Other winners for Tufts included junior Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME) in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:57.36. He was one of several Jumbos under the 2:00 barrier in the race. Freshman Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA) won the High Jump with a best of 6 feet. Sophomore Ryan Byrne (Tewksbury, MA), Galvin and sophomore Vincent Gallatro (STamford, CT) were 1-2-3 in the Shot Put, with Byrne's 42' 6 1/4" heave winning.