March 2, 2014

Corsairs Set 2 School Records At Last Chance Meet

BOSTON -- Seniors Zachary Switaj (Tamworth, N.H.) and Matthew Hinthorne (Braintree, Mass.) each established new University of Massachusetts Dartmouth standards at the Last Chance Meet this afternoon at Boston University.  The highly competitive meet included schools from Division I, II, and III.

Switaj broke the Corsair record in the mile event, crossing the finish at four minutes, 11.70 seconds to place 16th overall.  He shattered the previous mark that was held by Eric Nygaard (4:14.61) in 2011. 

Hinthorne captured his heat with a record-breaking time in the 800-meter run, lowering the standard to one minute, 51.61 seconds. Freshman Kurtis Dreher (Dartmouth, Mass.) also competed in the event and posted his second fastest time of the season (1:56.78).

Sophomore Justin Conor (Holden, Mass.) registered the second best time in school history in the 60-meter hurdles, tripping the timer at 8.56 seconds to place eighth overall.  Classmate Brandon Jarousky (Attleboro, Mass.) also penned the second fastest time in UMD history in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.44 seconds.

On the women's side, freshman Gelynne Berger (Somerville, Mass.) posted a time of 26.56 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action between March 7-8, when the Corsairs compete at the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.