Teams: Men's Track & Field: Schedule
FALLER, ENGELKING EARN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
COLLEGE MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS
At Greencastle, IN
Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, 2010
|Pentathlon All-American Jared Engelking
|5,000 meters All-American Jesse Faller
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Senior quad-captain Jared Engelking
(Westborough, MA) and classmate Jesse Faller (Burlington, MA)
of the Tufts University men's indoor track &
field team earned All-American honors with their performances at the
2010 NCAA Championships hosted by DePauw University this weekend. On
Saturday in the 5,000 meter run, Faller finished in third place with
a 14:50.39 time. On Friday, Engelking placed seventh in the pentathlon
by scoring 3,491 points.
Both Jumbos are now multiple All-American recipients for their
careers. Faller is a three-time All-American at the NCAA Indoor meet. He
was a member of last year's distance medley relay (DMR) which finished
third at the 2009 NCAA Indoor meet with a 10:04.25 time. In addition to
the DMR last year, he was fourth in the 5,000 meters with a 14:35.46
time. Including three cross country All-American performances, Faller
now has six All-American honors in his Tufts running career. Engelking
earned his second All-American award. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships last spring,
placed third in the decathlon scoring 6,834 points for All-American
Faller's third-place in the 5K on Saturday is his best NCAA finish
individually. The 14:50.39 time was less than three seconds behind
national champion Kyle Brady from North Central College, who won the
race with a 14:47.97 time. Faller crossed the finish line sixth-tenths
of a second ahead of Amherst's Daniel Murner, who was fourth (14:51.01).
Faller had qualified for the NCAA 5K with a 14:34.07 time that was
seeded seventh entering Nationals, giving him an improvement of four
spots in the final. The regular-season qualifying time was converted
from his 14:30.47 at the season-opening Husky Carnival on December 5,
held on Northeastern University's banked track. Faller has also been an
NCAA 5K qualifier outdoors in 2009 and 2008.
Engelking's final score of 3,491 points on Friday included 891 points
in the 55-meter hurdles, for which he placed second with a time of 7.77 seconds.
He added 757 points in the 1,000 meter run, which he finished with a
2:50.85 time. Engelking had been the final qualifier in the 12-man
pentathlon field, giving him an improvement of five places at the NCAA
meet. His 3,529 qualifying score won him the ECAC Championship on March
5 at Smith College.
Also on Friday, the Tufts distance medley relay (DMR) took ninth
place at the NCAA meet with a 10:13.93 time. They were one spot shy of
All-American honors for each runner. The DMR foursome was freshman Sam Haney (Essex, CT),
sophomore Ben Crastnopol (Doylestown, PA), senior quad-captain
Billy Hale (Menlo Park, CA), and Faller. Tufts had qualified in the event at the last moment, running a
9:59.97 time (converted from 9:56.97) at the IC4A Championships hosted
by Boston University last Saturday.
With the six points scored by Faller and two from Engelking, Tufts
tied for 27th at the NCAA meet with eight points. North Central's 52.3
points won the 2010 national championship.