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NCAA Championships
At Greencastle, IN
Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, 2010

Meet Results

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, he placed third in the decathlon scoring 6,834 points for All-American honors.

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.