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NCAA Division III Championship Meet
At Oshkosh, WI
Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, 2007

Championship Results

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.