NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA--A member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team will go where few have gone before when junior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS/Stonehill) participates in the Penn Relays on Thursday.
Chauvin will be participating in one of the premier track and field events in the nation when she competes in the hammer throw at 11:30 Thursday morning at River Fields, which is adjacent to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus. She joins All-American triple jumper David Araujo and the UMD distance medley team in 1990 as Corsairs who have gone to the Penn Relays.
There are 29 student-athletes entered in the hammer throw, and Chauvin is the only thrower representing an NCAA Division III institution, and is one of four who is not from a Division I school.
"You have to apply, and put your marks in, and whoever has the best marks gets accepted into the field," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "Right now, Krista ranks second in the country in Division III in the hammer with her throw of 191 feet. It will be a great experience for her to be at the Penn Relays, and also good preparation for her as she gets ready for nationals at the end of May. This will be a test run for her against great competition."
Chauvin and the rest of the Corsairs will compete again Saturday at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships at Bridgewater State.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD