Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
SORENSEN HITS NCAA 5K MARK AT PRINCETON, MARCY TRIPLE JUMPS 48
FEET AT MIT
COLLEGE MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Larry Ellis Invitational
Friday, April 18, 2008
At Princeton, NJ
MIT Spring Invitational
Saturday, April 18, 2008
At Cambridge, MA
Larry Ellis Invitational Results
|Quad-captain Dave Sorensen ran an NCAA-qualifying
5K at Princeton
MEDFORD -- Four members of the Tufts University men's outdoor
track & field team traveled down to Princeton, New Jersey on Friday
for the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University's Weaver
Stadium. After senior quad-captain Dave Sorensen (Dover, MA)
ran an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 14:43.13 in the 5,000
meters at Princeton, the Jumbos returned home and the team bused
over to MIT on Saturday. Senior quad-captain Dan Marcy
(Middletown, NY) improved his NCAA mark in the triple jump by
over two feet to 48'3 1/2" (14.72m) at MIT.
Those were the highlights of a busy weekend for the Jumbos, the last
of the regular-season before the championship stretch starts next week
at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.
Neither meets from the weekend included team scoring.
Sorensen's 5K time was nearly five seconds faster than the 14:48 NCAA
provisional mark at Princeton, where he finished 16th in a 78-man field
populated primarily by Division I athletes. Tufts junior Nick Welch
(Seattle, WA) also made the New Jersey trip and ran 15:10.49 in the
Marcy's 48-foot triple jump was one of three Tufts wins at MIT.
Sophomore Jesse Faller (Burlington, MA) was first in the 5K,
running 15:02.85. Senior quad-captain Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA)
cleared 6'4 3/4" to win the high jump.
A 21' 1/2" long jump also earned a second place for March at MIT.
Senior Joe Brown had a good day in the throws, including seconds
in the discus throw at 123'7" (37.67m) and a 153'6" (46.79m) heave of
the hammer. Sophomore Ikenna Acholonu (Shoreline, WA) also posted
a second-place performance for Tufts with a time of 15.34 seconds in the