Teams: Men's Track & Field: Press Releases
Monday, May 21, 2007
FIVE JUMBOS TO COMPETE IN SIX EVENTS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
MEDFORD -- Five members of the Tufts University men's outdoor track
& field team will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this
week for the 2007 NCAA Championships.
Senior tri-captain Fred Jones (Northfield, MA/Northfield Mt.
Hermon) will defend his NCAA championship in the triple jump and
also compete in the long jump. He enters the meet ranked eighth in
the triple jump with a season's best mark of 48 feet, 1/2 inch set
at the MIT Spring Invitational on April 21. He was the last of 18
entrants to make the long jump field, with a distance of 23' 4 1/2"
at the New England Div. III Championships on May 4. The NCAA long
jump will be contested on Thursday (May 24) starting at 3:45 pm CST.
The triple jump is scheduled for Saturday (May 26) at noon. Jones
won the triple jump event last spring with a mark of 49' 7" at the
NCAA meet in Illinois.
Head coach Ethan Barron's Jumbos have two athletes entered in the
high jump. Both junior Jeremy Arak (Ipswich, MA/Ipswich) and
sophomore James Bradley (Atkinson, NH/Timberlane) got in by
clearing 6 feet, 7 1/2 inches at the MIT "Last Chance" Qualifier on
Friday (May 18). They will be in action at the NCAA's on Friday (May
25) at 6:00 pm. Also on Friday, Jumbo junior Dave Sorensen
(Dover, MA/Dover-Sherborn) will run in the 3,000-meter
steeplechase final. He posted a few national-qualifying times during
the season, but the 9:09.50 that he ran in the rain at the MIT "Last
Chance" Qualifier on Friday is his season's best and the eighth-best
in the nation entering the NCAA meet.
Sophomore Fielding "Skip" Pagel (Mystic, CT/Fitch) qualified
for the Decathlon, which begins on Thursday. He scored 6,448 points
at the All-New England Championships on May 10-11 for his
national-qualifying mark. He is the first Jumbo to compete in the
NCAA Decathlon since school record holder Pat Dinino in the early