Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
JUMBOS EARN THREE THIRDS AT ECAC'S, TEAM
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
ECAC Division III Championships
Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2007
At Middletown, CT
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The Tufts University men's indoor track & field
team posted three third-place finishes at the 2007 ECAC Division III
Championships hosted by Wesleyan University of Friday and Saturday. The
Jumbos scored 28 points at the meet to finish in 10th place.
Sophomore Fielding "Skip" Pagel (Mystic, CT)
earned third place in the pentathlon, highlighting Jumbo efforts on the first day of the ECAC
Division III Championships Friday.
Pagel was third in the 1,000 meters race in the pentathlon competition,
finishing in 2 minutes, 50.27 seconds. He also took third in the long
jump with a distance of 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches. He was fourth in the shot
put (36' 7 3/4"), fifth in the 55 meters (8.44) seconds and 12th in the
high jump (5' 6").
The other two Tufts thirds came on Saturday. Junior higher jumper
Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA) cleared 6' 4 1/4" to score six points. The
4x400 relay also was third with a 3:23.57 time.
Five other Jumbos scored points for the team.
Freshman Ikenna Acholonu (Shoreline, WA) qualified for the finals
of the 55 meter hurdles, running 7.8 seconds on Friday. He then ran 8
seconds flat in the final on Saturday to finish sixth.
Also on Friday, junior Dave Sorensen (Dover, MA) ran seventh in
the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:12.23 to score two points. In the 400
meters Saturday, freshman Andrew Longley (Short Hills, NJ)
finished in seventh place with a time of 51.01 seconds. The 800 meter
run featured Jumbos Billy Hale (Menlo Park, CA) and Nate
Cleveland (Auburn, ME) in seventh (1:58.60) and eighth (1:58.64)
The Jumbos will now await word on how many competitors qualify for the
2007 NCAA Division III Championships to be held at Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology in Terre Haute, IN next weekend (Mar. 9-10).