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College Men's Indoor Track & Field Results

Husky Winter Carnival
Saturday, December 2, 2006
At Boston, MA

Meet Results

BOSTON -- Senior tri-captain Fred Jones (Northfield, MA) was up to his old tricks for the Tufts men's track & field team at the season opening Husky Carnival hosted by Northeastern on Saturday. Jones, the outdoor national champion in the triple last spring, hit a NCAA provisional qualifying mark to lead the Jumbos at the non-scoring meet.

Jones won the triple jump with a best effort of 46 feet, 2 3/4 inches, well past the 45' 11 1/4" provisional standard. The NCAA automatic mark is 48'2". Jones was also third in the long jump on Saturday with a 22' 4 1/2" best leap. He also ran the 55 meter dash in 6.82 seconds for 16th overall. Teammate Dan Marcy (Middletown, NY), an NCAA qualifier in the triple with Jones last season, was third at Northeastern (44' 5 1/2") as the Jumbo duo set out for a spectacular season.

It was a fairly strong meet across the board for the Jumbos in their opener. Junior Joe Brown passed his personal best in the weight throw by 8'5" with is 52' 4" heave t5o take second place. The day also featured strong starts to their careers by freshman Ikenna Acholonu (Shoreline, WA), who was sixth in the 55 meter hurdles (7.94 seconds) and Nick Welch (Seattle, WA), who fifth in the 5k at 15 minutes, 21.76 seconds.

The Jumbos had several other top 10 individual finishes in the meet featuring talent from Divisions I, II and III. Freshman Peter Browne (Tacoma, WA) took fifth in the 3,000 meter run (9:09.53). Senior tri-captain Nate Cleveland (Auburn, ME) was third in the 800 meter run with a 1:57.55 finish. Senior Mickey Ferri (Stamford, CT) was seventh in the 200 meters, crossing with a time of 23.11 seconds. Junior Jacob Fromer (Albany, NY) was behind Jones and Marcy in the triple jump with a 39' 5 3/4" mark for eighth place. Freshman Scott Brinkman (Alamo, CA) ran the 400 meter dash in 51.84 seconds for 10th place, while sophomore Ted McMahan was also 10th in the high jump at 6 feet.