BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth participated in the illustrious Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic this weekend, as a number of personal best and qualifying results led the Corsairs in noteworthy performances against top-talent across the three NCAA athletic divisions.
On the Track
George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) came in 20th in the 800-meter run in a field of over 120 runners, finishing three seconds behind the top-ten finishers with his time of 1:52.37, and giving himself a chance at the National Championships in the process. Vinny Tavares (Framingham, Mass.) had a personal best in the 400-meter run with his time of 51.87 seconds. In the 1,000-meter run, Travis Dolcine (Somerville, Mass.) set an all-time best with his time of 2:32.36. Freshman Bruno Pires (New Bedford, Mass.) did the same in the mile run, finishing with an impressive time of 4:20.16.
On the women's side, Raybryana Dasher (New Bedford, Mass.) qualified for the New England DIII Championship in the 200m as she raced toward a 26.93 time while her teammate, Taryn Carley (Kingston, Mass.), logged a personal-best in the same event, finishing in 27.23. Freshman Emilea Lauzon (Lakeville, Mass.) was not far behind, as she crossed the finish at 27.25. In the 400 meters, Dasher punched her ticket to the NE DIII Championship as she came in just over a minute at 60.29 while Lauzon came in at 63.37.
In the Field
Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) finished second in the weight throw with his distance of 61-1 (18.62m). The senior logged a new season-best in the shotput, finishing seventh in the field with his 49-11 (15.22m) toss, with both distances being enough to qualify for the New England DIII and Open New England Championships. Mackenzie Garvey (Plymouth, Mass.) became the fourth Corsair in program history to qualify for the New England DIII Championship with her personal best throw of 38-5 (11.71m)
Joao Baptista (Somerville, Mass.) narrowly missed placement, finishing fourth in the high-jump as he qualified for the New England DIII Championship with a 6-4 (1.95m) leap. Sophomore Danielle Devine (Bernardston, Mass.) logged a high jump of 4-11 (1.50m) to lead the team on the women's side.
UMass Dartmouth competes next week in the Open New England Championship on Friday February 2nd and Saturday the 3rd at the Reggie Lewis Center ahead of Little East Conference Championships on the following weekend.