NEW YORK, NY - Two more records fell and a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth track and field team made a strong bid to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships on the second and final day of competition at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships at the New Balance Armory Saturday.
Sophomore Adam Jones (Amesbury, MA/Triton Regional HS) broke the school record when he finished second in the high jump at 6-9 3/4, while junior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS/Stonehill) set a school record when she finished third in the weight throw at 53 feet, 1 3/4 inches.
Freshman LaQuaysha Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, MA/Brighton HS) was 17th at 200 meters in a personal best time of 26.26 seconds, senior Jill Van Ness (Agawam, MA/Agawam HS) was 20th overall in 26.37 seconds, and senior Gerald Arneaud (Dorchester, MA/Newton South HS) was 13th at 400 meters in 50.11 seconds.
"We won't know until Monday, but Adam's jump should qualify him for nationals," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He was winning his event all the way up to the last jump. We had two more school records today and three this weekend. Krista and Adam have been consistent all season, Krista broke the school record every weekend except last weekend, and Adam has improved almost four inches since last year. LaQuaysha is right at her personal best outdoors, and she's doing it indoors, so we expect big things from her this spring."
Jones will find out Monday if he qualified for next week's NCAA Division III Championships.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD