Murtagh Places Third in 5k at Tufts University Stampede

Murtagh Places Third in 5k at Tufts University Stampede

MEDFORD, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's track and field team competed in the Tufts University Stampede this weekend. The Camels placed 11th out of 24 teams with a score of 25 points.

MIT scored 162 points to win the invitational. Williams College placed second with a score of 85.50 points.

Senior Tim Murtagh (Rowley, Mass.) enjoyed his return home to the Bay State. Murtagh posted a time of 15:29.68 in the 5000 meters to qualify for the New England Division III Championship. Senior Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.) earned an invitation to the aforementioned New England Division III Championship in the 800 meters, logging a time of 1:57.79.

In the one-mile run, senior Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) posted a time of 4:24.48 en route to a fourth place scoring. Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) placed eighth in the one-mile run with a time of 4:25.66.

The Camel quartet consisting of Geoff Phaneuf (Woonsocket, R.I.), Chris May (Hudson, Ohio), Gavin Fraser (Austin, Texas) and Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) posted a time of 1:38.74 en route to their eighth place scoring in the 4x200 meter relay.

Boris Jeremic (Rijeka, Croatia) covered a height of six feet, even to place seventh in the high jump.

In the 4x400 meter relay, Geoff Phaneuf, Andrew Duarte, Tristan Cole and Chris May placed ninth with a time of 3:40.98.

Nick Fischetti (Groton, Mass.) established a school record with a score of 3047 points in the heptathlon.