|Tufts' Henry Hintermeister won the heptathlon shot put on Friday|
MEDFORD - Sophomore Henry Hintermeister of the Tufts University men's indoor track & field team sits third out of 12 following the first four events of the heptathlon competed at the 2017 New England Division III Championship hosted by the Jumbos on Friday.
Hintermeister accumulated 2,533 points in the 60-meter hurdles, the long jump, the shot put, and the high jump at the Gantcher Center on Friday. Williams College's Tobias Muellers leads the pack after the first day with 2,730 points and teammate Tommy Riley is in second (2,577). Brandeis University's Jack Allan is behind Hintermeister in fourth with a 2,487 score after one day.
The 60 meter dash is where Hintermeister scored his most points today with a time of 7.44 seconds to total 732 points. He scored 659 points with a runner-up finish in the long jump at 20'9 1/4" (6.33m) distance. A first-place shot put of 39'4" (11.99m) earned him 606 points. His 5'6 1/2" (1.69m) clearance in the high jump scored 536 points.
The 60-meter hurdles, the pole vault and the 1,000 meter run remain for tomorrow. The action begins at 9 a.m.
Hintermeister entered the event as the fourth seed after scoring 4,219 points in his lone multi-event attempt this season at home on January 28.
The championship field events start on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the track events beginning at 11:30.