March 8, 2014

UMass Dartmouth Places 10th at ECAC Championships

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The UMass Dartmouth men's track and field team generated 22.5 total points to finish in 10th place. Bates compiled 47 team points and walked away with the ECAC Championship. Widener trailed the Bobcats by five points and took second, while Oneonta and Worcester State tied for third with 41 points each.  

Senior Matthew Hinthorne (Braintree, Mass.) finished second overall in the 800 meter with a time of 1:53.80, while senior Zachary Switaj (Tamworth, Mass.) tripped the timer at 4:20.23 for fifth place in the mile. 

In the high jump, freshman Kevin Cutler (Attleboro, Mass.) recorded his second highest mark of the season and took second place with a jump of 6-10.25 feet. Junior Adam Jones cleared the bar at 6-6 feet in the high jump to tie for sixth, respectively.

On Friday, sophomore Justin Conor (Holden, Mass.) placed 14th and ran the second fastest time in in UMass Dartmouth history in the 60 meter hurdles with a pace of 8.50 seconds.

For the women, senior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, Mass.) recorded a distance of 54-11 feet in the weight throw competition.  

In the 200 meter, freshman Gelynne Berger (Somerville, Mass.) crossed the finish line in 26.40 seconds with sophomore LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, Mass.) right behind her at 26.49.

The 4X400 relay team of Anderson-Jenkins, Lucy Jensen (Boxborough, Mass.), Jennifer Miranda (New Bedford, Mass.) and Hunter Carden (Branford, Mass.) covered the distance in 4:06.54.

On Friday, freshman Esther Nkwah (Roslindale, Mass.) eclipsed her previously school record in the triple jump event. Nkwah jumped 36-7 feet, shattering her previous UMass Dartmouth record she set back in the Little-East Championships.

The Corsairs return to action on March 14 and 15, when they travel to Lincoln, Neb. to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships at the Devaney Center.