Meet you at Mile 9: Megerle’s legacy extends nearly five decades, many more miles

You can find Donald Megerle, director of the Tufts University President’s Marathon Challenge, at Mile 9 of the Boston Marathon every year, banana in hand and arms outstretched, ready for a hug from Tufts runners donning golden singlets. “I like thinking, as far as I’m concerned, that they’re running to me,” Megerle said. “It’s not an […]


Who’s Who in the NESCAC

Hamilton College Chartered in 1812, Hamilton College is the only New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) school located outside of New England, calling Clinton, N.Y. home. Hamilton College pays homage to founding father Alexander Hamilton, the namesake of the school. Hamilton’s school colors are buff and blue, in reference to the colors of the New […]


Tufts takes eighth in 2017–18 Learfield Directors’ Cup

After a year of achievement, triumph and at times heartbreak for Tufts athletics, the Jumbos finished eighth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 2017–18 school year. The Directors’ Cup, which ranks colleges based on their performance in up to 18 sports that must include men’s and women’s basketball and soccer, was won by Williams for […]


Fall and Winter Seasons in Review

Men’s Cross Country The men’s cross country team capped a successful season at Div. III New England Regionals in Gorham, Maine on Nov. 11. The Jumbos earned top-10 finishes in their seven meets this season, culminating in an eighth-place resultout of the 55 teams at the regional meet. Rising senior Colin Raposo was consistently a top finisher for Tufts […]


Jumbos finish seventh at Nationals behind strong individual and relay performances

In a historic weekend for Tufts swimming and diving, the men’s team captured seventh place in the Div. III NCAA Championships in Indianapolis — its best finish since 1982. The team’s superb performance was buoyed by a plethora of strong individual performances, All-American honors and program records. While many athletes shined over the four-day event, the Jumbos’ particularly […]


Jumbos win first-ever NESCAC Championship, set 13 programs records at Bowdoin

In the late hours of Sunday night in Brunswick, Maine, the Tufts men’s swimming and diving team finally ascended the mountain of the NESCAC Championships, winning its first conference title in program history. In doing so, Tufts halted Williams’ 15-year reign atop the NESCAC. The former champions finished second in an intense three-team race that went down […]


Swimmers close regular season on high note at Middlebury Invitational

After a decisive 180–112 win over Wheaton on Jan. 20, the Tufts men’s swimming and diving team enjoyed a week off from competition before gearing up for its final race of the regular season. The Jumbos then faced off against the Middlebury Panthers and the Williams Ephs in the Middlebury Invitational on Feb. 2–3. Although there was […]


Tufts falls narrowly to Boston College, easily dispatches Wheaton

While many Tufts students were still enjoying their winter breaks, the men’s swimming and diving team raced in a pair of meets, against Boston College and Wheaton College. On Jan. 16, Tufts visited Boston College, losing 191–179. However, the Jumbos were not discouraged by the loss, as they reestablished themselves by beating the Wheaton Lyons 180–112. Against Wheaton on Jan. […]


Jumbos engineer third-place finish at MIT Invitational behind strong showings from Bowen, Gu

Tufts men’s swimming and diving earned a respectable third-place finish in the largest meet of the curtailed fall semester season. Competing against five other teams at the MIT Winter Invitational on Dec. 1–3, the No. 11 Jumbos — led by junior Kingsley Bowen and sophomore Roger Gu — earned 1016.5 points, trailing only the No. 4 Engineer hosts (1683) and the […]


Jumbos look to establish themselves in NESCAC, nationally

The very first race of the 2017–18 Tufts swimming and diving season will take place on Saturday, when the No. 11 Jumbos host the No. 21 Coast Guard Bears (3–0). After a period of rests and preseason practices, Tufts’ swimmers and divers are ready for a months-long campaign that climaxes with the NCAA Div. III National Championships on March 21–24, […]


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