Teams: Men's Track & Field: Press
Monday, March 8, 2010
FALLER, ENGELKING & DMR SET TO COMPETE AT NCAA INDOOR
|Senior Jesse Faller is no stranger to NCAA
Five members of the Tufts University men's indoor track & field team
will soon be en route to Greencastle, Indiana for the 2010 NCAA
Division III Championship meet at DePauw University this weekend
The Jumbo distance medley relay (DMR) of sophomore Ben
Crastnopol (Doylestown, PA), senior Jesse Faller (Burlington,
MA), senior quad-captain Billy Hale (Menlo Park, CA), and
senior Matt Tirrell (Burlington, MA) will run on Friday (Mar.
12) at 6:05 pm (EST). Faller also qualified in the 5,000 meters,
which is the signature individual event at the NCAA's and will go
off on Saturday (Mar. 13) at 3:55 pm. Senior quad-captain Jared
Engelking (Westborough, MA) is in the pentathlon field, with the
five events all taking place on Friday.
The DMR qualified 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. Faller and Hale were members of Tufts' DMR
last year, which finished third at the 2009 NCAA Indoor meet with a
10:04.25 time. Both earned All-American honors.
Faller took home two All-American honors last season. In addition
to the DMR, he was fourth in the 5,000 meters with a 14:35.46 time.
This year, he qualified in the 5K with a 14:34.07 time that is
seeded seventh. The time is converted from his 14:30.47 at the
season-opening Husky Carnival on December 5, held on Northeastern
University's banked track. Including three cross country
All-American performances, Faller enters the meet with five
All-American awards in his Tufts running career. He was also an NCAA
5K qualifier outdoors in 2009 and 2008.
Engelking was the final qualifier in the pentathlon, ranking 12th
with his 3,529 score that won him the ECAC Championship this past
Friday at Smith College. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships last
spring, Engelking placed third in the decathlon scoring 6,834 points
for All-American honors.
Coach Ethan Barron's Jumbos placed 14th at the NCAA Indoor meet
NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships website