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1/24/2017 11:50 AM This Saturday, we headed up to Bowdoin for our one indoor meet outside of the Boston area until the National Championships. It was a smooth trip, with strong competition from the other four teams and another handful of DIII New England indoor qualifiers across all event groups. Resting many of our top athletes and not competing in all events, we placed 3rd as a team to MIT and Bowdoin and beat out Southern Maine and Merrimack.

The performance of the day may have been sophomore Hiroto Watanabe’s run in the 800m, as his 1:54.41 currently sits as the top time in the country for all of Division III. More impressive is that he led the race wire to wire, winning by over two seconds and knocking off 3 seconds from his indoor PR, his time now...
1/16/2017 3:06 PM This past Saturday, January 14th, marked the beginning of the 2017 indoor track and field competitions for the Jumbos, and it was also the first home meet for our newly resurfaced facility!

Overall, it was a strong start for the team. In the sprint events, there were several standout performances: senior Blake Coolidge recorded a personal best in the prelims of the 60 meter dash, and he tied the school record in the finals, running a time of 7.04. Freshman Robert Jones also competed in the 60 meter dash, running a #2 freshman all-time mark of 7.27, also good for the #6 all-time mark at Tufts. In the 200 meter dash, Coolidge and junior Andrew DiMaiti took first and second place with times of 22.42 and 22.91, respectively. That mark for Co...
3/8/2016 3:47 AM On Friday evening, several Jumbo athletes competed in the Tufts Final Qualifying Meet, held at home at the Gantcher Center. The meet was filled with season-best marks from freshmen and seniors alike.

Undoubtedly, the performance of the night came from the distance medley relay squad of first-year Colin Raposo (1200), and seniors Alex Kasemir (400), Alex Apostolidis (800), and Mitchell Black (1600). Their time of 10:02.51 qualified them to compete at NCAA’s next weekend in Grinnell, Iowa. Highlighted by Mitchell’s monster 4:07 anchor leg, Tufts now has the #7 fastest DMR in the country. The crew is very much looking forward to another shot at further improving upon their already stellar time.

Also at Friday’s meet, senior Brys...
3/4/2016 8:48 AM Many Jumbo athletes competed this weekend at the All-New England Championship Meet held at Boston University. The squad performed very well in this competitive meet which featured athletes from Divisions 1, 2, and 3.

Junior Tim Nichols had a particularly noteworthy performance in the 3000m as he ran 8:24.75 for eighth place overall. Tim’s time puts him #2 all-time among Jumbos in the event, and his flat-track converted time puts him #32 in the nation. However, Tim was not the only athlete to have a fantastic performance in the 3000m. First-year Christian Swenson broke the freshman record in the event, running 8:33.39 for fourteenth overall. After running such individually strong cross country seasons this past fall, both Tim and Chri...
2/24/2016 12:16 PM The Jumbos took a short trip across town to MIT this past weekend for the DIII New England Championships. With no Heptathletes in the event (the only empty event for the Jumbos this year), the meet got under way at 11:00 on Saturday with the Long Jump and weight throw. Senior Bryson Hoover Hankerson started the meet off with a bang, jumping an indoor PR of 6.75 Meters on his second attempt, launching himself into finals and eventually 4th place overall. His teammate Linus Gordon was not to be out-done in the second flight, jumping 6.85 on his very first attempt. Linus only took 3 attempts in the Long Jump, but each one was over half a foot farther than his previous PR. He would end up 2nd overall, besting his 5th place seed.

Bryson was ...
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Sep 16 11:00 AM
Bates Invitational (Pineland Farms)
Sep 23 11:30 AM
Purple Valley Classic (Williams College)
Sep 29 11:00 AM
Paul Short Run (Lehigh)
Oct 7 1:00 PM
NEICAAA Championships (Franklin Park)
Oct 14 11:00 AM
Conn College Invitational (Harkness Memorial State Park)
Oct 28 12:00 PM
NESCAC Championships (Pineland Farms)
Nov 11 11:00 AM
NCAA New England Regional Championshis (Gorham Country Club (hosted by USM))
Nov 18 10:00 AM
NCAA Championships (Principia College)
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Jan 13 10:00 AM
Tufts Invite #1
Jan 26 - Jan 27
John Thomas Terrier Invitational (Boston University)
Jan 27 10:00 AM
1st Annual Branwen Smith-King Invitational
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Tufts Cupid Challenge and Multi
Feb 9 - Feb 10
David Hemery Valentine Invitational (Boston University)
Feb 10 10:00 AM
Gordon Kelly Invitational (MIT)
Feb 16 - Feb 17
DIII New England Indoor Championship (Middlebury College)
Feb 25 10:00 AM
BU Last Chance Meet (Boston University)
Mar 3 10:00 AM
Tufts Final Qualifier
Mar 9 - Mar 10
NCAA Indoor Championships (Birmingham Crossplex (hosted by Birmingham Souther)
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Mar 17 10:00 AM
Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet (Point Loma Nazarene University)
Mar 24 10:00 AM
PLNU Invitational (Point Loma Nazarene University)
Mar 31 10:00 AM
Tufts Snowflake Classic
Apr 6 5:00 PM
Sam Howell Invitational (Princeton University)
Apr 7 10:00 AM
Tufts Quad Meet w/ Bates, MIT, RPI
Apr 13 - Apr 14
Silfen Invitational (Conn College)
Apr 20 5:00 PM
Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton University)
Apr 21 10:00 AM
Tufts Sunshine Classic
Apr 28 9:00 AM
NESCAC Championships (Trinity College)
May 4 - May 5
DIII New England Outdoor Championships (MIT)
May 11 - May 12
NEICAAA Outdoor Championships (Dartmouth College)
May 17 3:00 PM
MIT Final Qualifier (MIT)
May 24 - May 26
NCAA Outdoor Championships (Wisconsin-La Crosse)