Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
TUFTS THIRD AT OUTDOOR SEASON-OPENING SNOWFLAKE CLASSIC
COLLEGE MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
Saturday, March 28, 2009
At Somerville, MA
|David Dormon earned his first collegiate
victory in the shot put
MEDFORD � The Tufts University men�s outdoor track &
field team opened its 2009 season by hosting the annual Snowflake
Classic at Ellis Oval/Dussault Track on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos
scored third at the meet with 104.5 points against a field of 13 teams.
The Jumbos won three events. Junior Jesse Faller
(Burlington, MA) was first in the 1,500 meter run in a 3:59.86 time.
Tufts had three in the top eight for the race, including junior Billy
Hale (Menlo Park, CA) in fourth place (4:05.30). Faller was also
fourth in the 800 meter run, finishing in 2:00.37.
In a small 3,000 meter steeplechase field, junior
Nick Welch (Seattle, WA) ran a 9:50.06 winning time. Jumbos went 1-2
in the shot put, with sophomore David Dormon (Foxborough, MA)
posting his first college win at a distance of 43�8� (13.31m). Freshman
Matt Williams (Punta Gorda, FL) was the runner-up at 43�3�
(13.18m). The Jumbos again had three athletes scoring in the event, with
senior Skip Pagel (Mystic, CT) taking fourth with a best heave of
40�8 �� (12.41m).
Williams was one of three to score runner-up points for
the Jumbos. Junior Isaiah Paramore (Charlotte, NC) lofted himself
6�1 �� (1.86m) over the bar to place second in the high jump. Freshman
Luke Lamothe (Weatogue, CT) was second in the javelin with the
best collegiate throw of the day at 172�3� (52.51m). Drew Soltysiak of
the Greater Boston Track Club won the event with a 193�6� (58.97m)
Also part of a good day for the Tufts throwing team was
sophomore Alex Gresham (Milton, MA), who placed third in the
hammer throw with a 145�8� (44.40m) launch.
RPI won the season-opening meet with 141 points,
followed by Bates (132.5), Tufts, Boston University (94) and Southern
The Jumbos are at the Stonehill Invitational next
Saturday (Apr. 4).