UMass Dartmouth Men's Track Moves Up in National Rankings

Feb. 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA-Once again, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's indoor track and field team has earned a regional ranking.

The men are ranked 18th nationally and fifth in the New England Region in rankings released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The men received 41.34 points in the national ranking, an increase of 7.5 points from the previous ranking, when they were rated 20th. They received and 156.41 points in the regional ranking, down from 173.69 in the previous regional ranking, when they were rated fourth. Rankings are determined by a mathematical formula, which is based on current performances.

"I was pleased to see us continue to receive national recognition," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "I was pleased we won the conference championship last week, which was a credit to our student-athletes. I also would like to credit our coaching staff, assistant coaches Jon Hird and Darren DeAndrade and volunteer assistant coaches Lauren Barber and Corey Sleep, our athletic training staff, which has kept people healthy all year long, and our strength and conditioning staff in the fitness center. In addition, the ability to come back and train during intersession is paying off for us now."

The Corsairs travel to the New England Division III Championships this weekend. The men will compete at Springfield, the women at Smith.

UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD