BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team broke two more school records on the second and final day of competition at the Open New England Championships at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center Saturday.
Both of the 4 x 400 meter relay teams turned in record setting performances. The women's team of freshman LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, MA/Brighton HS), senior Jillian Van Ness (Agawam, MA/Agawam HS), freshman Michele-Le Meranda (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) and sophomore Katie Sheehan (Scituate, MA/Scituate HS) broke the school record with a time of 4:00.05. The men's group of freshman Brendan Jarousky (Attleboro, MA/Attleboro HS), senior Matt Hinthorne (Braintree, MA/Braintree HS), sophomore Matt Ferro (Halifax, MA/Silver Lake HS) and senior Gerald Arneaud (Dorchester, MA/Newton South HS) broke the record with a time of 3:20.72. Hinthorne ran a 48.9 leg in his section of the relay.
"We came here today because we wanted to break the school records in both relays," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "The women have broken the record three times, so I knew there was a good chance they would do it. The men's record was set six years ago, so it was good to break it. I was pleased with the performances of both of our relay teams."
The Corsairs will return to action when they compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships next weekend.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD