MEDFORD - Sophomore Henry Hintermeister of the Tufts University men's indoor track & field team sits sixth out of nine competitors in the heptathlon held at the Gantcher Center on Friday night. Four events have been completed with three remaining.
This was Hintermesiter's first foray into the multi-event competion. He totaled 2,370 points in the 60-meter dash, high jump, long jump and shot put on Friday. The pole vault, 60-meter hurdles and 1,000 meters will be contested on Saturday.
In the 60-meter dash, Hintermesiter's time of 7.5 seconds scored 713 points for his best mark of the day. He was the runner-up in that event. He added 584 points in the long jump with a 19'8" (5.99m) leap. He finished among the top half of the shot putters at 34'4" (10.46m) for 513 points, and scored 560 points by clearing 5'7 3/4" (1.72m) in the high jump.
Kevin Hack from Assumption leads the heptathlon through four events with a 2,578 score.
In addition to the completion of the men's multi-event tomorrow at Gantcher, the Jumbos will also host the annual Tufts Stampede with track & field events beginning at 10 am.