Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
JUMBOS WIN THREE EVENTS, TIE FOR SEVENTH AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
ECAC Div. 3 Championships
Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, 2009
At Medford, MA
|Scott Brinkman ran the 800 leg for the
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's indoor track & field team
won three events to score 30 points at the 2009 ECAC Division III
Championships at the Gantcher Center on Friday and Saturday. Coach
Ethan Barron's Jumbos tied for seventh place out of 50 teams that
On Friday, the distance medley relay, which broke the ECAC meet
record, and senior quad-captain
Skip Pagel (Mystic, CT) in the pentathlon both won. Senior high
jumper James Bradley (Atkinson, NH) continued his superb season
by winning again on Saturday.
The DMR won in dramatic fashion with a NCAA provisional qualifying
time of 10:00.63. Junior Jesse Faller (Burlington, MA)
nipped Muhlenberg's David Chorney at the end of the 1,600 leg for
the Tufts win. Muhlenberg was second with a 10:00.70 provisional
qualifying time. Joining Faller in the win was junior Billy Hale
(Menlo Park, CA) in the 1,200 leg, senior Phil Rotella
(Louisville, KY) in the 400 leg and junior Scott Brinkman (Alamo,
CA) in the 800 leg. Their time currently ranks fifth on the NCAA
Championships performance list. NCAA's are next weekend (March 13-14) at
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.
Pagel won a very competitive pentathlon. His 3,387 points were just
15 ahead of second-place Tim Diegelman from Buffalo State (3,372) and RIT's Matt
Joseph was third with 3,352 points. Pagel had two thirds among the five
events. His time of 2:45.61 in the 1,000 meter run was third, as was his
37'1 1/4" (11.31) distance in the shot put. His final tally was just 13
points shy of the 3,400 NCAA standard. Pagel is the second straight
Tufts multi-event athlete to win the ECAC pentathlon. Nathan Scott set a
meet record to win it last season with 3,587 points.
Bradley won out in the high jump competition with a 6'6 1/4" best (1.99m).
Five competitors cleared that height, but Bradley earned the win with no
misses. He adds this ECAC title to the second consecutive New England
Division III championship that he won two weeks ago.
A pared down Tufts ECAC roster did not have any other top-eight
finishes in the other 18 events. St. Lawrence won its second straight
team title with 53 points.
The Tufts competitors who have met NCAA Championship minimums this
season now await final word on who is in next week's Nationals.