Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
FRESHMEN GAIN NOTICE AT SECOND TUFTS INVITATIONAL
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Tufts Invitational II
Saturday, January 20, 2007
At Medford, MA
|Matt Tirrell - 800 meter win for Tufts at
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's track & field team's Class of
2010 had several noteworthy performances at the second Tufts indoor
invitational of the season at the Gantcher Center on Saturday. Tufts won
the 15-team meet easily, scoring 205 points. Bates College was a distant
second at 131 points.
The Jumbo freshman class produced three victories at the meet.
Matt Tirrell (Burlington, MA) won the 800 meter run with a time of 1
minute, 58.85 seconds. Classmate Nick Welch (Seattle, WA) ran
4:27.58 to win the one mile run by over two seconds. Ikenna Acholonu
(Shoreline, WA) led a 1-2-3 Tufts effort in the 55 meter hurdles by
finishing in 7.87 seconds.
Freshman Jared Engelking (Westborough, MA) took second in the
55 hurldes (7.9 seconds), and Andrew Longley (Short Hills, NJ)
posted another first-year runner-up showing in the 400 meter dash with a
time of 51.35 seconds.
Veteran stalwart Fred Jones (Northfield, MA) also won for the
Jumbos, out-distancing the competition in the long jump with a best of
22 feet, 9 1/4 inches. Though they ran as an exhibition, the "B"
distance medley relay squad won the race with a 10:44.76 time.
Other second-place showings included sophomore Ted McMahan in
the high jump at 6' 3 1/4" and junior Derek Engelking (Westborough,
MA) with 3,159 points in the Pentathlon
The Jumbos split the squad to compete at both Bowdoin and Boston
University next weekend.