Track and Field Prepares For NCAA Championships This Week

MEDFORD, MA (May 22, 2024) — The Tufts University men’s and women’s track squad will travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium this week starting Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 for the 2024 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Tufts will have one women’s team member in action, while the Jumbo men will compete in five events.

Meet Details


Thursday, May 23-Saturday, May 25 – 12 p.m. 

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC – Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium


A Look At The Jumbos Competing

The Tufts women’s squad will have just one athlete competing this weekend, as junior Sarah Firth will head to her sixth career NCAA Championships after qualifying in the pole vault this weekend. Firth will go seventh in the 22-person draw after getting to the event with a mark of 3.80 meters back on March 14 at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. She will be looking to get over the bar at her personal-best of 3.90 meters this weekend. Firth will go off at noon Thursday.

On the men’s side, Tufts will compete in five events starting with the men’s decathlon on Thursday at noon with Carter Rosewell. Rosewell qualified No. 18 in the nation with 6467 points at the NEICAAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In the 200 meter dash, Luke Botsford will run in the third of three heats after earning a spot in the event with a 21.06 second time at the 2024 NESCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. That time was 14th fastest in the nation coming into the weekend. The 200 meter dash will start Thursday with the 1st round at 6:55 p.m.

Botsford will compete in the 400 meter dash as well as he was 10th nationally in the event after running a 47.08 at the NESCAC Championships. Botsford will start action in the 400 meter dash on Friday.

He will then help the quarter of himself, Alex Lemieux, Noah Turner and Neil Chowdhury in the 4×400 meter relay on Thursday as well. The group has the 13th-fastest time in the country this year of 3:12.40, set at the MIT Final Qualifier last week and will run in the first of two heats Thursday.

Lemieux is the final qualifier for the Jumbos as he earned a spot in the long jump after qualifying 13th in the event with a leap of 7.32 meters at the 2024 NESCAC Track and Field Championships on April 27. 


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