Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
BRADLEY HIT PROVISIONAL MARK IN HIGH JUMP AS JUMBOS HOST FIRST
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Tufts Invitational I
Saturday, January 17, 2009
at Medford, MA
MEDFORD -- For the second straight straight year, Tufts high jumper
James Bradley (Atkinson, NH) helped open the Gantcher Center for
a new indoor season by recording an NCAA provisional qualifying high
jump. On Saturday, the senior quad-captain cleared 6'8 �" in the high
jump to highlight the men's indoor track & field team's first meet at
the Gantcher Center this season. Tufts scored 123 points overall to
finish fourth out of eight teams, but was just three points out of
Bradley's high jump won the meet and provisionally qualified for the
NCAA Championships. That was one of three victories for the Jumbos
overall. Last year as a junior, Bradley hit the provisional high jump of
6'7" at the first Gantcher meet.
The high jump victory on Saturday was one of three Tufts wins.
Sophomore Jeff Ragazzini (Wilton, CT) was first by five seconds
in the mile run with a 4:26.04 time. In a four-team field, the Jumbo
4x800 relay of junior Billy Hale (Menlo Park, CA), junior
Jason Hanrahan (Westport, CT), freshman Connor Rose (Irvine, CA)
and senior Marcelo Norsworthy (Pflugerville, TX) ran a winning
Norsworthy also had one of three Tufts runner-up performances. He was
second in the 600 meter run (1:23.17). Junior Jesse Faller
(Burlington, MA) crossed the finish line in 8:52.17 for the 3,000
meters to place second. Freshman Matt Williams (Punta Gorda, FL)
had a strong home debut in the shot put, heaving the ball 45'8 �"
(13.93m) for second.
Division II UMass Lowell won the meet with 156 points. Keene State (126)
and RPI (124) finished just ahead of Tufts. The Jumbos compete at BU