Women's Indoor Track and Field Place Sixth at Tufts Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. –The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's indoor track and field team finished sixth at the Tuft University Invitational on Saturday at the Gantcher Field House.  

The host, Tufts University, convincingly won the invitational with a point total of 212, while the Corsairs (54.5) were sandwiched between Wellesley College (59) and Keene State University (53).

Freshman Esther Nkwah (Roslindale, Mass.) posted a first place distance of 10.57 meters in her first collegiate appearance and qualified for the New England DIII meet on Feb. 22.  In the 200 meter dash, sophomore LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, Mass.) finished with a third place time of 27.84.

Senior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, Mass.) defeated the field by nearly two meters with a first place throw of 16.34 meters in the weight throw event. With the victory Chauvin qualified for the New England DIII meet, the Open New England meet on May 9 and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference meet on May 15.       

The Corsairs return to action on Saturday, Jan. 25 when they compete in the MIT Invitational.