Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
4x800 RELAY SETS SCHOOL MARK, FINISHES AS RUNNER-UP AT ALL-NEW
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
All-New England Championships
At Boston, MA
Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 2010
|Freshman Jeff Marvel ran the second leg of
the record-setting 4x8
BOSTON -- The Tufts men's indoor track & field team's 4x800
meters relay foursome smashed the school record at the 2010 All-New
England Championships hosted by Boston University on Friday and
Saturday. That was the top performance for Coach Ethan Barron's
Jumbos, who tied for 17th at the meet with 17 points.
The Jumbo 4x8 of senior Jason Hanrahan (Westport, CT),
freshman Jeff Marvel (Naples, FL), senior quad-captain Billy
Hale (Menlo Park, CA), and freshman Dan Kirschner (Short Hills,
NJ) blazed a time of 7:42.67 that broke a 25-year old Tufts record.
The previous mark of 7:48.7 was from 1985. Tufts was second at the meet
on Saturday, behind only UConn.
Senior Matt Tirrell (Burlington, MA) had an outstanding effort
in the finals of the 1,000 meters on Saturday. After finishing as the
ninth of 10 qualifiers in the prelims on Friday with a 2:30.92 time, he
crossed the finish line a full second faster in the finals with a
2:29.90 time for third place overall.
A pair of freshmen added points to the Tufts score. Gbola Ajayi
(Lagos, Nigeria) was seventh in the triple jump on Saturday,
reaching 45' 1/4" (13.72m). On Friday in the 5,000 meters, Matt Rand
(Cape Elizabeth, ME) placed eighth with a 14:52.70 time. Though the
time itself is an NCAA provisional mark, it is adjusted by 3.6 seconds
due to the banked track at BU and does not qualify.
Seniors Jared Engelking (Westborough, MA) and Jesse Faller
(Burlington, MA) had good performances as well. Engelking's time of
7.74 seconds in the semi-finals of the 55-meter hurdles was an NCAA
provisional qualifier, though he already has a faster mark. Faller was
the first Division III finisher in the 3,000 meters (8:29.06) and ninth
overall, just missing a scoring place.
The Jumbos were fifth among Division III teams at the meet. UConn won
the overall team title with 140 points.
Tufts is at Smith College next Friday and Saturday (Mar. 5-6) for the