Women’s cross country places fifth at NCAA Regionals, qualifies for national championship

Tufts placed fifth of the 57 schools participating in the NCAA Regional Championships at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday. The Jumbos’ performance in the 6K event earned the team an at-large bid to the NCAA National Championship held in Winneconne, Wisc. on Nov. 17. Tufts’ score of 159 put it in front of sixth-place Bates’ 187. MIT finished first […]


Bettez leads women’s cross country to fourth-place finish at NESCAC Championship

Despite muddy conditions on the course at Franklin Park in Boston, the Jumbos finished fourth at Saturday’s NESCAC Championship. Middlebury earned 47 points from its top five runners to win its 14th NESCAC Championship in program history, while three-time defending champion Williams finished second with 73 points. Wesleyan (84 points) placed third, followed by Tufts with […]


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.  […]


Bettez becomes first Jumbo to win All-New England Championship in 38 years

At Franklin Park on Saturday, Tufts senior co-captain Natalie Bettez had a performance for the record books. She clocked in a 17:57.85 time to win the All-New England Championship, a feat that no Tufts runner has accomplished since Kathy Whitcomb in 1975. Bettez was also recently named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association […]


Cross country teams make strong strides in competitive races

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at meets this weekend with mixed results. Nevertheless, both teams look to draw important lessons from the meets heading into the All-New England Championship. The men’s cross country team competed in the Paul Short Run at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, competing with 33 Div. […]


Women’s cross country hits ground running with win in season opener

The Jumbos competed in its season opener at the Pineland Super XC Shootout in Gloucester, Maine on Saturday. While it was a straight shootout between two teams, Tufts beat out Bates to start its season on a victorious note. The 5,000-meter run was the only event of the competition. Tufts senior co-captain Natalie Bettez took first […]


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 […]


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 […]


Jumbos prepare for challenging fall season

Football Tufts finished its 2017 season sixth in the NESCAC with a 5–4 record. Despite this decline from a 7–1 showing in 2016, the Jumbos’ talent was recognized by the league’s coaches. Seven players were named to last season’s All-NESCAC team, including four players who graduated in May. Junior linebacker Greg Holt, senior defensive back Tim […]


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 […]


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