Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
PAGEL, SORENSEN, JONES EARN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA
COLLEGE MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
NCAA Division III Championship Meet
At Oshkosh, WI
Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, 2007
OSHKOSH, Wisc. -- Senior tri-captain Fred Jones
(Northfield, MA), junior Dave Sorensen (Dover, MA)
and sophomore Fielding "Skip" Pagel
(Mystic, CT) all posted All-American performances at the 2007 NCAA
Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the University
of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. With the nine points scored by the All-Americans,
Tufts tied for 31st in the team scoring. The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
dominated the meet, winning with 99 points. Second-place SUNY Cortland
scored 34 points.
On Saturday, Jones took sixth place in the triple jump.
He made the final with a distance of 48 feet, 2 inches to finish fourth
in the first flight. He then hit the same mark in the final to place
sixth. The All-American finish closes Jones' outstanding career at Tufts
with 10 All-American performances. He was defending his national
championship won in the triple jump last spring. Senior Nathan Adkins of
Redlands won the 2007 triple jump with 50' 2" distance.
Pagel took sixth place in the decathlon, moving up three
spots from his ninth place standing following the first five events on
Thursday. On Friday, Pagel scored 780 points with a second-place finish
in the 1,500 meter run, running a time of 4 minutes, 24.69 seconds. He
also topped 700 points in the 110-meter hurdles, scoring 704 with a time
of 16.27 seconds. He had a good seventh-place finish in the pole vault,
with his best of 13' 3 1/2
" inches earning 631 points. Pagel also
competed in the discus throw (111' 10" for 545 points) and the javelin
throw (147' 11" for 516 points) on Friday. Redlands junior Francis
Nugent overcame Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior Kyle Steiner to win the
decathlon with 7,199 points.
Pagel had 3,480 points through five events completed on
Thursday. He scored
best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.23 seconds for 811 points.
He ran 50.50 seconds in the 400 meter dash for 792 points. In the other
three events, he cleared 6' 1 1/4" in the high jump (679 points),
reached 20' 11 3/4" in the long jump (659 points) and heaved the shot
put 34' 11 3/4" (525 points).
In an event that Tufts has often fared well in at the
NCAA Championships, Sorensen ran sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase
with a 9:03.39 time on Friday. Seeded ninth entering the event, he bettered his
season's best time by over six seconds in the final.
Also on Friday, Tufts had two competitors in the high
jump. Junior Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA) just missed All-America by
finishing ninth place. He cleared 6' 6 3/4". Sophomore James Bradley
(Atkinson, NH) tied for 13th place with a 6' 4 3/4" best mark. In
the long jump on Thursday, Jones did not qualify for the finals with a
best jump of 22 feet, 6 1/2 inches in the preliminaries. That was 10
inches shy of the final qualifying mark of 23' 4 1/2". Jones was seventh
in his flight.