Conor Leads Corsairs at Tufts Cupid Challenge

Conor Leads Corsairs at Tufts Cupid Challenge

MEDFORD, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Justin Conor (Holden, Mass.) posted his second fastest time of his career in the 60-meter hurdles to lead the Corsairs this afternoon at the Tufts Cupid Challenge.

The Coast Guard Academy captured the team title with 91 points followed by the host Jumbos (85).  UMass Dartmouth placed 14th in the 20-team field with 15 points.

Conor tripped the timer at 8.56 seconds to place second in the highly-competitive 60-meter hurdle field.  The junior from Holden, Mass. advanced to the finals with the second fastest qualifying time (8.63).

Senior Jacob Teixeira (Seekonk, Mass.) finished 10th overall in the 400-meter dash, covering the distance in a time of 52.71 seconds.  Sophomore Paul Hamlet (Upton, Mass.) produced a 13th-place performance in the 200-meter dash, stopping the clock at 23.55 seconds.

Sophomore Greg Betsold (Turner Falls, Mass.) led the Corsairs in the field events, finishing fifth in the weight throw.  The sophomore from Turner Falls, Mass. registered a throw of 13.86 meters (45-05.75) on his fifth throw to edge his opponent from Worcester State.

Senior Cody Lusas (Melrose, Mass.) advanced to the finals in the shot put.  The senior from Melrose, Mass. posted his best throw (13.26 meters, 43-06.00) on his second attempt to place sixth in the 49-person field.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at noon on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the Corsairs compete in the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy in Providence, R.I.