Big leaps

Men’s track finishes 11th in New England Open

With two top-five finishes, junior Fred Jones led the Jumbos to an 11th-place finish at the All-New England Indoor Open Track and Field Championships at Boston University February 24-25.

Fred Jones © BRIAN LOEB

Jones, a history major, came in second in the long jump with a distance of 23 feet, 3/4 inches—a season best—and fifth in the triple jump, with a leap of 46 feet, 11 1/2 inches.

Also at the meet, the Tufts 4x400 meter relay team recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3 minutes, 18.91 seconds. The foursome of Nate Scott, Nate Cleveland, Will Forde and Trevor Williams came in seventh.

Senior Pat Mahoney added another provisional qualifying time for Tufts at the meet, finishing the 800 meters in 1:54.02 for seventh place. Junior Josh Kennedy was one of three Jumbos in the 5K, placing sixth in 14:54.57.