Jumbos to face final challenge at NCAA Championships

The Tufts Women’s track team came in with one goal this year — to learn how to be a successful team together after graduating several key runners. “I think that wanting to prove we could be as good a team as before without relying on the ‘heavy-hitters’ was a huge motivation for our team,” graduating senior […]

Jumbos claim first at Sunshine Classic

The Jumbos took home the win at the second annual Sunshine Classic on Saturday, compiling a slew of first-place finishes over the course of the day. The Classic lived up to its name, as the weather was breezy and beautiful, a perfect day for running. “The team performed really well this weekend,” junior Jennifer Sherwill said. […]

Jumbos set several season bests in third-place finish at weekend quad-meet

Tufts competed in a quad-meet at windy Bates this past weekend and finished third overall with 154 team points.  They were 57 points ahead of last-place Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and 40 points short of second-place Bates. MIT claimed first at the meet with 235 team points. “Our team performed well this weekend, given the […]

Four runners compete at Boston University Invitational

Tufts sent four runners to the Boston University (BU) Opener on Saturday in their season opener. All four athletes ended with some of the top-ranked times in Div. III. Most met the requirements for postseason qualifications, a critical hurdle to clear so early in the season as it relieves the runners from additional qualifying race times later in the season. Junior […]

Jumbos place 8th at National Championships

The women’s cross country team’s season came to a close in cold and windy Louisville, Ky. at the NCAA Div. III National Championships on Saturday. Tufts placed eighth overall, a slight decline from its seventh place finish last year. The program, however, improved on its 16th-place finish in 2014 and its 13th-place finish in 2013. The last time […]

Bowman takes first in NCAA Regional Championship, Jumbos third

The Jumbos journeyed to Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. on Saturday for the Div. III NCAA Cross Country Regional Championship, a six-kilometer race against teams in the New England area. Tufts, ranked No. 6 nationally, finished in third place out of 59 total schools, closely behind winner No. 2 MIT, and second place No. 5 Williams. Though […]

Bettez runner up at NESCAC Championship, Jumbos place second overall

Runners faced far-from-ideal conditions on a cold, rainy and muddy afternoon at the NESCAC Championship, hosted by Colby College on Saturday. Ranked sixth nationally, Tufts finished with 72 points, earning second place after rival No. 5 Williams, with its score of 47, for the second straight year. Third place went to No. 20 Bates, which netted 109 […]

Jumbos take first at Connecticut College Invitational

Women’s cross country took first place at the Connecticut College Invitational at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Conn. on Saturday. The Jumbos, who are currently ranked No. 13 nationally, topped the field of 21 teams in the 6,000-meter race, beating national rivals No. 9 Middlebury and No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the process. The race for the […]

Jumbos race Div. I teams at Paul Short Invitational

Women’s cross country placed 40th out of 45 teams in the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University on Oct. 1. Competing against Div. I programs, No. 6 Tufts was one of only three Div. III cross country programs in the race; the others were No. 5 Williams and No. 28 SUNY Oneonta. Most other Div. III teams […]

No. 6 Tufts outpaces competition en route to fourth place finish at Williams

Women’s cross country continued its strong start to the season with a fourth-place finish at the Williams Purple Valley Classic. No. 6 Tufts was the only team at the meet that placed nine runners in the top 50 of the six-kilometer race. The Jumbos finished with 125 points, 25 behind third place finisher No. 1 Williams. No. 2 SUNY […]