Kaylin Miranda Fifth in Long Jump at NE D3 Championships`

Kaylin Miranda Fifth in Long Jump at NE D3 Championships`

April 30, 2010

MEDFORD, MA-Freshman Kaylin Miranda (Brighton, MA/O'Bryant HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team was the most successful Corsair student-athlete on the first day of competition at the New England Division III Track and Field Championships at the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center Friday.

Miranda finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, two inches. Sophomore Tom Barry (Wilmington, MA/Wilmington HS) threw the javelin 163 feet, five inches and did not advance to the finals, while sophomore Robert Yarbough (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) did not record a mark in the hammer.

"It was very windy, and Kaylin was very consistent," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "At times, people had to just their approach, and, at times, they didn't. Kaylin's first jump got him into the finals, he went into the finals ranked fifth, and that's where he finished. He finished ninth indoors in the long jump in this meet, and he beat some of the guys outdoors who beat him indoors, so I was pleased with his performance. He has had a nice freshman year."

The meet will conclude Saturday.