GENEVA, Ohio – Senior co-captain Henry Hintermesiter of the Tufts University men's outdoor track & field team placed 10th in the javelin throw on the first day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships Thursday.
In the first round of three throws among the 20 national qualifiers, Hintermeister's best launch of 190'3 ½" (58.00m) just missed advancing to the final. He was 10th and the top nine moved on. He was just behind Steve Tencati from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, who qualified ninth with a 197'5" (60.17m) toss.
Making his third consecutive appearance (2017-19) in the javelin throw at the NCAA Outdoor meet, Hintermeister's 10th-place effort was the best of his career. He had qualified for this year's NCAA meet with a 202'11" (61.85m), becoming the first Jumbo to ever top 200 feet in the event.
MIT with 14 team points has a one-point lead over John Carroll (13) after one day of events at the NCAA meet.
On Friday at the NCAA Championships, Tufts senior Josh Etkind will compete in the preliminaries for the 110-meter hurdles starting at 2:30 pm EST.