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Thursday, May 12, 2005


MEDFORD – With All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) honors going to those individuals and relays that finished among the top three at the conference meet hosted by Colby College on April 30, the Tufts University men earned 11 spots on the team.

Tufts was well represented on the All-NESCAC Team throughout the event line-up. In the sprints, senior Raynald Carre (Middletown, CT/Xavier) was third in the 400 meters with a time of 49.29 seconds. Sophomore hurdler Jamil Ludd (Washington, DC/Gonzaga College HS) was third in the 110 Meter Hurdles by finishing in 15.97 seconds.

The distance events were dominated by Jumbos at the NESCAC meet. Senior Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH/Merrimack Valley) won the 5,000 Meter Run in 15 minutes, 2.32 seconds. Junior Matt Lacey (Amherst, MA/Amherst) was a run-away winner in the 10,000 Meters with a 31:12.94 time. Junior Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME/North Yarmouth Academy) took third in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, running 9:25.44.

The 4x400 Meter Relay was second at the NESCAC meet (3:19.52), giving conference honors to junior Pat Mahoney (Cranford, NJ/St. Joseph), freshman Nathan Scott (East Hartford, CT/East Hartford) and junior Trevor Williams (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa), along with Carre, the lone Jumbo to earn the honor in two events.

Freshman High Jumper Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA/Ipswich) debuted in outdoor championship competition with a third place at NESCACs, clearing 1.92 meters. Sophomore Fred Jones (Northfield, MA/Northfield Mt. Hermon) won both the Long Jump (6.94 meters) and the Triple Jump (14.34 meters).

All-NESCAC honors in the throwing events for Tufts go to junior Brandon Udelhofen (Cuba City, WI/Cuba City), who threw the discus 46.98 meters for third place.

Coach Connie Putnam' s Tufts team was second behind Williams College at the NESCAC championships, scoring 135.5 points.