Teams: Men's Track & Field: Press Releases
Thursday, May 4, 2006
COACH BARRON, NINE TRACK & FIELD JUMBOS HONORED BY NESCAC
MEDFORD – The Tufts University men's outdoor track & field team finished
second out of 11 teams at Saturday'
s New England Small College Athletic Conference
(NESCAC) Championships. The performance was led by nine Jumbos who earned All-Conference
honors with their top three finishes during the day.
Tufts interim head coach Ethan Barron was also named by his peers at the
meet as the 2006 NESCAC Track & Field Coach of the Year. In his first year as
director of the Tufts program, Barron was also the Co-Coach of the Year during
cross country season.
Three Jumbos won NESCAC titles at the meet hosted by Bowdoin. Senior tri-captain
Matt Lacey (Amherst, MA/Amherst) was first in the 5,000 meters with a time of
14 minutes, 55.25 seconds. The title was the second in NESCAC competition for
Lacey, who was the 10K champ a year ago.
Sophomore Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA/Ipswich) won the high jump title on Saturday
by clearing 6'
6" in his first attempt. He is one of four member of Tufts'
class to earn All-NESCAC recognition. Senior tri-captain Jason Galvin (Norwell,
MA/Norwell) became the first Tufts thrower to win a conference title this decade
with his 179-foot, 7-inch heave to take the hammer throw.
The rest of the Tufts honorees were third-place finishers. Senior Patrick
Mahoney (Cranford, NJ/St. Joseph) finished 800 meters in 1:55.30. Sophomore
Chris Kantos (Apple Valley, MN/Eastview) ran the 10,000 meters in 31:34.55,
sophomore Dave Sorenson (Dover, MA/Dover-Sherborn) third in the 3,000 meter
In the field events, senior Tim Bassell (West Nyack, NY/Clarkstown South)
placed third in pole vault at 12'
6", junior Fred Jones (Northfield, MA/Northfield
Mount Hermon) reached 22'
3 3/4" in the long jump and sophomore Dan Marcy
(Middletown, NY/St. Paul'
s) earned honors in the triple jump with 46'
Tufts scored 118.5 points at the meet, out-distancing Middlebury College'
105.5 for third place. Middlebury College senior Kevin Bright repeated as the
Sebasteanski Award winner as the Most Outstanding Male Performer at the NESCAC
meet. Connecticut College'
s Brian Murtagh was named the male Most Outstanding