<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2014 Tufts Cupid Challenge

Tufts Cupid Challenge

At Tufts, February 15th, 2014

Full Results

Event
Mark
Place
600 Matt Melton
1:22.74
2
3000 Dan Crowley
8:36.49
2
5000 KC Fussell
15:08.78
2
LJ Mark Cort
6.49
3
1000 Greg Turissini
2:33.47
4
TJ Khalil Flemming
13.51
4
800 Romey Sklar
1:57.82
5
5000 Ben  Fiedler
15:24.00
5
3000 Jeff Seelaus
8:41.44
6
5000 Raymond Meijer
15:25.72
6
TJ Steve Hetterich
13.10
6
800 Nick Codola
1:59.08
7
Mile Kevin Connors
4:26.74
7
400 Brent Harrison
51.68
8
600 Alex Durkee
1:24.66
9
600 Judd Liebman
1:24.89
11
1000 Jesse Fajnzylber
2:37.29
11
5000 Gus Greenstein
15:48.31
11
1000 Kevin Connors
2:37.49
12
60 Josh Young
7.25
12
60H Jamie Sandel
9.06
12
LJ Steve Hetterich
6.16
13
LJ Khalil Flemming
6.09
14
400 Jamie Sandel
52.68
15
60 Thomas Matthew
7.34
20
200 Thomas Matthew
23.87
20
60 Khalil Flemming
7.43
24
200 Dennis Kennelly
24.15
29
200 Josh Young
24.24
31
3000 Sam Wohlforth
9:19.79
32
3000 Cole Hawkins
9:20.50
34
60 Javier Paulino
7.63
34
200 Javier Paulino
24.54
34
DMR Sklar 3:06.4
10:03.41
7
Melton 49.1
Harrison 1:56.0
Turissini 4:11.8

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet - Cole Hawkins, Sam Wohlforth, Alex Durkee

The regular season came to a close at the Cupid Challenge, hosted by Tufts - from this point on, the meets are Championship caliber meets, needing to have hit qualifying standards to compete. The meet provided a final opportunity to hit marks needed to advance, while for others, a chance to lower marks already attained and sharpen up for the coming meets. The day got off to a very fast start, as the Distance Medley Relay was the first event on the track, and the 12 team field was gathered together in an attempt to run some fast times that may hold up for NCAA qualifying. Romey Sklar carried the baton on the first leg - 1200 - and kept us in the thick of things with his 3:06.4 opener, handing off to Matt Melton who closed the gap a bit with his 49.1 400 leg before Brent Harrison took off for his 800 leg, running 1:56 to keep us in 6th. Greg Turissini handled the anchor leg, running 4:11.8 to help the team finish in 10:03 and 7th place - putting us in the Top 10 in the country at this point. The relay set the tone for the day and a lot of great things kept coming fast - just like the snow outside. Josh Young blitzed a 7.25 in the 60 to not only win his heat, but also hit the DII NE mark for next weekend while Thomas Matthew ran his best time of the season. Kevin Connors won the unseeded section of the mile in a 4:26 to finish 7th overall, and with the flat track conversion hit an ECAC mark. The 5k did not shape up in the way was hoped but the guys still gave great efforts as Fuss was 2nd overall, while the freshmen duo of Ben Fiedler and Raymond Meijer each hit the ECAC mark as they were 5th and 6th at 15:24 and 15:25. Steve Hetterich had another big day in the jumps as he his a new PR in the long jump of 6:15 - the same event where Mark Cort would grab a 3rd place finish - before launching a bomb on his final attempt in the Triple jump, getting out over 13 meters for the first time and placing 6th with his 13.10, while Khalil would grab 4th with his 13.51. The final running event of the day, the 3000 may have provided the biggest results and most excitement as Dan Crowley and Jeff Seelaus grabbed 2nd and 6th in the fast section, each running well under their prior best times as they hit 8:36 and 841 before the final heat, where Sam Wohlforth and Cole Hawkins were looking to finish their season in big ways. After hitting the mile just under 5:00 they continued to push each other, and then with 2 laps left, and showing signs of fatigue they both started to battle back and with blazing final laps went 9:19 and 9:20 to cap a great season of PR's. In the 600, Matt won his section with a strong final 100m, running 1:22 and then in the next section, Judd finished 4th in his heat running under 1:25 while in the next section, Alex Durkee had another strong race - following on the heels of last week's 800, and raced to a 1:24.66. Brent doubled back from the DMR to work on some speed work in the 400, where he ran to an 8th place finish with his 51.68 while in the next heat, Jamie Sandel had another great race to win his heat in a 52.68 - after having run a 9:06 in the 60 Hurdles, just missing both finals and DIII NE's. Romey and Greg each doubled back nicely from the DMR, as Romey raced to a 5th place finish in the 800, running 1:57 with Nick Codola coming in just after in 7th while Greg would grab a 4th place in the 1000 with his 2:33 and Kevin and Jesse each raced to a 2:37 clocking in their section. Thomas would post the fastest time on the day for the team in the 200, running 23.87 - faster then what he ran a week ago on the BU track and showing some nice promise for the outdoor season as he continues to get his racing legs under him.