The Jeffs had an enormously successful weekend at Boston Univ.’s Valentine Invitational, with 26 of 29 entries resulting in personal records. They faced stiff competition, as they raced against a number of Div. I teams.

Placing 11th overall, senior Ben Scheetz was the top Div. III finisher in the mile. He bested his own personal record by 11 seconds and was just .6 seconds off the school record, running 4:03.95. Pat Grimes ’13 was the next Jeff to finish the mile, placing 44th in the field of 244 with a time of 4:12.57. Andrew Erskine ’13 finished 19th of 73 in the 5k.

The women’s and men’s track teams won their respective invitational meets this Saturday, with numerous members of both teams setting personal records.


The women won 12 events at the Smith’s Tartan Invitational for a convincing win. The Jeffs earned 278 points, followed by Smith with 156, Mt. Holyoke with 126 and Wellesley with 69.

The Jeffs competed in the Middlebury Invitational against the Panthers, Williams and Springfield on Friday and Saturday before closing out their dual meet season on Sunday against Springfield.


Ashleigh Stoddart ’15 led the women with victories in the 50- and 200-yard freestyle events, besting 29 other swimmers in the 50. First years Sabrina Lee and Courtney Flynn won the 200 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Katie Vincett ’13 led the field in the 100 free. Lee, Flynn, Vincett and Allison Merz ’14 made up the Jeffs’ winning 200 medley relay team.

The women’s and men’s indoor track teams competed at the Terrier Invitational and Joe Donahue Invitational meets, respectively, with a number of successful individual performances.


The women competed at Boston Univ.’s Terrier Invitational meet.

Sophomore Naomi Bates broke the College’s record in the 200-meter dash. Her time of 25.71 was more than half a second faster than the previous 21-year-old record, set in 1991 by Tarsha Echols ’94. Bates also holds the school record in the 100-meter dash, a mark she set last year.

After three dual meets, the men’s swim team remains undefeated at 6-0 while the women stay strong at 5-1.


The swimming and diving teams kicked off their season with dominant wins over Colby and Wesleyan. The first-year class had a spectacular debut, winning a number of events.

The men’s team earned a 179-94 victory over the Mules on the Nov. 19. The combination of Conor Deveney ’15, Ben McBratney ’12, Tyler Bulakul ’14 and Tim White ’12 won the 200-yard medley relay by over four seconds. The Jeffs took first and second place in the 200 free relay to close out the meet.

The swimming and diving teams are coming an very impressive season. The men’s team posted a perfect 8-0 dual meet record and placed second in the NESCAC finals with a program-high score of 1,614.5, while the women’s team was the NESCAC runner-up for the sixth time in the past 10 years. The women placed ninth in the NCAA finals, which was their ninth consecutive top-10 finish, and the men came in sixth for their fourth consecutive top-10 finish.