BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's track and field team had five representatives compete in the New England Open Championships this past weekend at Northeastern in event featuring athletes across all three NCAA athletic divisions.
Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) built upon his terrific senior campaign, as he took home the bronze medal in the weight throw with a new-school record distance of 62'87" (19.12 meters), regaining the top-spot nationally after a weeklong hiatus from the number one ranking. He wasn't done though, as he set a school record in the shotput on Saturday, launching a throw of 15.51-meters to finish sixth.
George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) earned his spot to championship day Friday, getting there by posting the third-fastest qualifying time in the 500-meter with his 1:04.99 finish. He went onto finish fourth overall with his time of 1:04.90, separated by just a thousandth of a second from the third-place runner.
Junior Joao Baptista (Medford, Mass.) came out with an eighth-place finish in the high-jump, topping his best from a week ago when he jumped 1.99 meters. Bruno Pires (New Bedford, Mass.) ran a 4:26.76 mile placing him 17th in the field, and the third highest-freshmen runner. Sophomore Travis Dolcine (Somerville, Mass.) fell shy of a championship qualifying time, but still was able to post his fastest time ever in the 1000 meter with a 2:33.22 finish.
The next task for the Corsairs comes next week as the team heads to the Little East Championship in Providence, Rhode Island.