Athletes of the Week

Andrea Caruth, Women’s Track and field –     In the next-to-last meet before the NCAA Championships, Caruth turned in some of her best performances of the year at this past weekend’s All-New England Championships.
    Caruth, a junior, posted a time of 58.58 seconds in the 400-meter dash, a personal record for the third-year. Yet, in running on the banked track of Boston University, Caruth’s time was adjusted up by four-tenths of a second, bumping her showing past the 58.64-second provisional qualifying time necessary to race in the NCAAs in the upcoming weeks.
    Caruth also ran the second leg of the 4×400-meter relay squad, which turned in a ninth-place finish, 11 seconds behind first-place Connecticut. Caruth teamed up with senior co-captain Andrea Ferri, sophomore Kayley Pettoruto and junior Kaylee Maykranz to post a time of 3:59.16, though the final mark was adjusted by 1.6 seconds, which once again caused Caruth to miss the NCAA qualifying time.
    Caruth’s efforts helped the Jumbos tie for 16th place at the meet and will have her final chance to qualify for NCAAs this weekend at the ECAC Championships.

Owen Rood, Men’s Swimming and diving –     On Saturday at this weekend’s NESCAC Championships, Rood, a sophomore, brought home the Jumbos’ first conference title, swimming the anchor leg in the 200-yard medley relay squad. In teaming up with junior Michael DelMoro, a news editor for the Daily, junior Zed Debbaut and senior Patrick Kinsella, Rood helped Tufts post a NCAA”B” cut time of 1:32.28 in the final, which bested Amherst’s “A” unit by over two seconds.
    But Rood was not done qualifying for the NCAA meet. The second-year also posted a “B” cut time in the in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:41.77 to place third, in addition to taking third in the 50-yard freestyle on Friday with a 20.85-second mark.
    In Friday’s session, Rood swam the opening leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay, which touched in with a “B” cut time in the preliminaries. His stellar weekend continued on Sunday, when in the 100-yard freestyle finals he posted a “B” cut time, ultimately finishing third in the event.