|Sophomore Ned DeLeo took second in the long jump for Tufts
MEDFORD - One event victory and three other top-three performances highlighted the Tufts men's track and field team's final home meet on Saturday at the Gantcher Center.
With no team scoring, the meet served as the last opportunity for Tufts athletes to record individual qualifying marks for championship meets.
Junior Curtis Yancy (St. Louis, MO) recorded the only victory for Tufts. He won the weight throw with his toss of 52'2 1/2" (15.91m). Notching a runner-up finish for the Jumbos was sophomore Ned DeLeo (Miami, FL). He leaped 17'10 1/4" (5.44m) for second in the long jump.
On the track, freshman Marshall Pagano (Niskayuna, NY) finished fourth in the 3,000 with a time of 8:54.53. That mark qualifies him for the Division III New England Championship next weekend. Sophomore Darryl Varney (Andover, MA) also fared well in the 3k, clocking a time of 9:04.93 for 10th.
The Jumbos recorded high finishes in the shorter events as well. Junior Thiago Lima (Danbury, CT) placed second in the 600 with his time of 1:30.99. Classmate Kayin Cherry (Salem, MA) clocked a time of 7.47 in the 60-meter dash to take third.
With the regular season now behind them, Coach Ethan Barron's team will look forward to competing in the New England Division III Championship next weekend at Springfield.