PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth track and field duo of sophomore George Papoulis (Neapoli, Greece) and senior Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) accounted for half of the Little East Conference’s first weekly awards of the indoor track and field season on Monday.
Papoulis was recognized as the LEC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after a record-breaking performance on Saturday. He won the 500-meter run at the UMass Boston Indoor Open, topping the field with his time of 1:04.60 to set a new meet record. Papoulis’ time significantly bettered the previous meet standard of 1:06.80, set by Stonehill’s Tyler Moules in 2013, and missed Matt Hinthorne’s school record in the event by just one-tenth of a second.
In his first meet of the 2017-18 season, Louf-Woods captured his second indoor school record. He topped the field in the weight throw, posting a distance of 59-6.25 (18.14m) to surpass the previous program standard of 58-7.5 set by Robert Yarbough in 2012. Louf-Woods was also victorious in the shot put at the UMass Boston Open, recording a distance of 48-4.75 (14.75m) in his second event.
The Corsairs opened the indoor season in strong fashion, clinching 12 top-10 finishes between the men’s and women’s teams. UMass Dartmouth will return to competition in the next calendar year, traveling to the Tufts Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 13.