|Senior Anthony Kardonsky finished his career as a seven-time All-NESCAC recipient.|
MEDFORD – Thirteen members of the 2019 Tufts University men's outdoor track & field team earned New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference honors with their performances at the conference championship meet last Saturday at Middlebury College.
The top three finishers in the individual and relay events receive All-Conference recognition.
Senior Anthony Kardonsky led Tufts with All-NESCAC awards in three events – the 100 and 200 meters and with the 4x100-meter relay. He finished his career as a seven-time All-NESCAC performer including with the 4x1 also in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and in the 2017 100 meters.
Senior Josh Etkind was also All-NESCAC for the fourth straight year after winning the 110-meter hurdles for the third straight season. He has five All-Conference honors overall including in the 110-hurdles and triple jump as a freshman in 2016.
Senior Tommy Miller achieved the All-NESCAC standard for the fourth year in a row all with the 4x100-meter relay. Classmate Hiroto Watanabe garnered All-Conference in the 800 meters to go with a previous All-League honor with the 2017 4x800-meter relay.
Jumbos who were named All-NESCAC for the second year in a row include sophomore Matt Manteiga (2018 and 2019 long jump), junior Kevin Quisumbing (2019 and 2018 shot put), senior co-captain Henry Hintermeister (2019 and 2018 javelin) and senior Brandon Levenstein with the 2019 and 2018 4x1 relays. Manteiga and Quisumbing won their events last Saturday.
Five Tufts student-athletes were top-three finishers at NESCAC's for the first time this spring – sophomore OJ Armstrong with the 4x1, freshman Riley Patten in the 400-meter hurdles, senior Brian Reaney in the 5,000 junior Christian Trebisacci in the discus and senior Benji Wallace in the pole vault.
Head coach Joel Williams' Jumbos finished second at the conference meet with a 143 team score.