Fall and winter sports season reviews

Men’s cross country Led by coach Joel Williams, the men’s cross country team finished 25th out of 32 teams after a two-year hiatus from national competition. The team competed at the Lake Breeze Golf Course, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, in Winneconne, Wis., on Nov. 17, 2018. After missing out on top-30 ranks for […]

Men’s cross country places seventh at NESCAC Championship, looks to Regionals

Tufts hosted the 2018 NESCAC Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday, claiming seventh place as Amherst established itself as the conference champion for the second straight year. The Jumbos totaled 159 points, coming just shy of the sixth-place Bowdoin Polar Bears (156 points). Tufts was outperformed by some of its NESCAC rivals, including Williams, Middlebury, […]

Women’s cross country places third at Conn. College in NESCAC Championship tune-up

Tufts competed at the Conn. College Invitational in Waterford, Conn. on Saturday, finishing third out of 25 teams to continue its successful trajectory in the 2018 season. Tufts totaled 82 points, falling just short of second-place Dickinson, which scored 72. Fellow NESCAC member Middlebury captured first place with 67 points, while Williams claimed fourth with a score of 116.  […]

Cross country closes out seasons with top finishes at regional and national championships

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams ended their 2017 seasons on a high note, as the men finished eighth of 55 teams at regionals while the women finished seventh of 32 teams at nationals. The men’s final race of the season was the New England regional championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Nov. […]

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 competes at All-New England Championships

On an uncharacteristically warm and humid October day, the Tufts men’s and women’s cross country teams took on local and regional rivals at the All New England Championships. Running at Boston’s Franklin Park, the teams showed off their cardiovascular prowess — placing sixth of 14 and 11th of 28 in their respective competitions — as the season approached its halfway point. […]

First-year runners show promise for Tufts cross country at Purple Valley Classic

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Williamstown, Mass. to compete in the Purple Valley Classic, hosted by Williams College, over the weekend. On the men’s side, Tufts entered runners in both the eight-kilometer and five-kilometer races. In the eight-kilometer race, the Jumbos collectively finished 10th of 26 teams. Among a field of […]

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, All-Americans at National Championship

The one-two punch of senior co-captains Tim Nichols and Luke O’Connor came out with something to prove on Saturday, at their last college cross country meet. The duo traveled to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. for the Div. III NCAA Championship, representing a Jumbo squad that did not qualify for the meet as a team […]

Nichols, O’Connor prepare for national championship following Tufts fifth-place finish

The Jumbos entered the New England Regional championships with the hopes of finishing off what has been a very successful season on a high note. They traveled to Westfield, Mass. on Saturday, where they raced earlier this season at the James Earley Invitational. Tufts finished fifth overall on the strength of first and third place […]