|James Gregoire was second at the meet and earned a national ranking in the long jump|
MEDFORD - Sophomore Kevin Quisumbing won the shot put with an outdoor personal record on Saturday to help Tufts University men's track & field earn the team title at their own Snowflake Classic held at the Dussault Track.
Quisumbing had a best toss of 49'11 ¾" (15.23m) to win the event, which had 40 entries. The mark ranks 12th in Division III early in the 2018 outdoor season as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. The win is his second outdoors and fifth overall during two seasons with the Jumbos.
Senior co-captain Drew DiMaiti was a part of two Tufts victories. He remained undefeated in the 400-meter hurdles three meets into the outdoor season, winning today with a mark of 54 seconds flat. He also anchored the winning 4x400-meter relay including sophomore Billy Witrock, junior Thomas Doyle and sophomore Jackson Mihm. Their time of 3:22 flat is the team's season-best thus far and is #15 on the national list.
Indoor high jump national champion Stefan Duvivier competed for the first time outdoors and cleared 6'6" (1.98m) for third at the meet and #14 on the national list. Junior James Gregoire popped a 21'8" (6.60m) in the long jump for a runner-up showing at the meet and the #24 DIII mark. Junior Dylan Jones also put his name on the national list (#26) with a 32:14.41 in the 10,000 meters.
Tufts won the meet with a 153 team score, followed by WPI at 119. Twenty men's teams scored at the meet overall.
The Jumbos will host a quad meet with MIT, Bates and RPI next Saturday. There's potential for some to compete at Princeton's Sam Howell Invite on Friday night as well.