Cross country teams set ambitious goals for 2018 season

After months of individual training runs and long-distance workouts, followed by a few weeks running together, Tufts’ men’s and women’s cross country teams are ready to kick off their 2018 campaigns. The men’s squad is coming off of a strong 2017 season, during which it placed highly in many of its meets and went on to finish sixth out of 11 […]

Cross country: Jumbos earn third and sixth in NESCAC Championship meet

The annual Cross Country NESCAC Championship took place on Oct. 28 at Pineland Farms in Gray, Maine. Pineland Farm does not raise elephants; otherwise there would have been loud cheers for the Jumbos. But the Jumbos had a great time running alongside farm animals: the men’s team finished in sixth place out of 11 teams overall, and the […]

Cross country keeps up competitive spirit at Conn. College

The Tufts women’s and men’s cross country teams wrapped up an ostensibly successful weekend at Conn. College with second and seventh place finishes, respectively. By some measures, however, the Jumbos failed to meet their high standards, providing a source of motivation for the final month of the season. The women’s team was led by the strong performance of senior […]

Cross Country: Jumbos claim top places at first meets of the season

The Tufts cross country program started its season with a strong performance at the Bates Invitational on Saturday with a second place finish and first place finish for the men’s and women’s teams respectively. The men’s team, finishing with a team score of 197, trailed the first place Bates team on its home course by 70 points. […]

Jumbos find strength in numbers this fall

It was a largely momentous cross country season for the Jumbos in 2016. The women’s team, anchored by now-senior Brittany Bowman, finished an impressive eighth out of 32 in the tricky six-kilometer race at the national championships. The men were represented at nationals by Tim Nichols (LA ’17) and Luke O’Connor (LA ’17), who finished third and […]

Nichols and O’Connor place first, second in NESCAC Championship

With the postseason in full swing, men’s cross country ventured out to Waterville, Maine to compete in the NESCAC championships at Colby College. Without any prior experience on Colby’s new course, the Jumbos were in for a challenge. Tufts tied with Middlebury for third, with each team scoring 126 points total. Amherst finished second with 100 […]

Men’s cross country places second at Bates Invitational

Men’s cross country finished second out of four teams on Saturday at the Bates Invitational at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. Tufts finished with 171 points, behind Bates’ 115 points but ahead of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) 196 and Southern Maine’s 397. Senior co-captains Tim Nichols and Luke O’Connor led Tufts with first and second place finishes respectively. Nichols ran a blistering 25:11.9 […]