Three Corsairs Earn Little East Track and Field Honors

Freshman Katie Sheehan
Freshman Katie Sheehan

Freshman Katie Sheehan

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's indoor track and field team have been honored for their performances at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships at the University of Southern Maine Fieldhouse Saturday.

Sophomore Chris Perry (Providence, RI/Dighton-Rehoboth HS/BCC) was named Little East Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week, freshman Phito Gondre (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) was named LEC Men's Rookie Track Athlete of the Week, and freshman Katie Sheehan (Scituate, MA/Scituate HS) was named LEC Women's Rookie Track Athlete of the Week.

Perry successfully defended his LEC championships in the long jump and the triple jump, winning the long jump with a mark of 23 feet, two inches and the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 10 inches. He also finished fourth at 55 meters in 6.72 seconds, and was third at 200 meters in 22.97 seconds.

Gondre broke both the school and LEC records when he won the 55 meter dash in 6.46 seconds, and he also won at 200 meters in 22.58 seconds and was also second in the long jump at 22 feet, 2 1/4 inches.

Sheehan finished first at 800 meters in 2:21.92, and also was a member of the victorious 4 x 800 meter relay team, which finished first in 9:47.54.

"Phito had an incredible conference meet as a freshman, scoring 28 points out of a possible 30," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He capped off the conference season with a phenomenal day. Chris Perry defended the long and triple jump titles that he won last year as a freshman. He showed great resilience coming back after the 200 to immediately triple jump and put himself in first place on his first attempt. He scored a total of 30 points in the conference meet. Katie has had a great first year. It was impressive for her to win a middle distance race in her first year of collegiate competition. She showed a tremendous amount of competitiveness and has had a great attitude throughout the year. She also ran a tremendous leg on the 4 x 8 relay that broke the race open at the end of the meet."

The Corsairs will return to action at the New England Division III Championships this Saturday