SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, Mass.) and freshman Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) each set school records for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's indoor track and field team this afternoon at the Springfield College Invitational.
Williams College captured the team title with 195 points, while the Corsairs finished eighth in the 10-team field with 41 points.
For the second time this season, Chauvin broke the Corsair weight throw record with a second-place toss of 16.77 meters (55-00.25). She previously set the program standard at the UMass Boston Invitational on Dec. 7, 2013. Junior Bailey Burke (South Yarmouth, Mass.) ranked third in the event with a throw of 13.19 meters (43-03.25). Bailey posted a mark of 10.65 meters (34-11.25) in the shot put to finish fifth.
Carden shattered the UMass Dartmouth record in the pole vault, clearing 2.75 meters (9-00.25) to place fourth. She eclipsed the previous record of 8-0.50 feet. Carden also earned points in the 600-meter run with a time of one minute, 47.58 seconds.
Freshman Esther Nkwah (Roslindale, Mass.) covered 10.29 meters (33-09.25) to turn in a fifth place performance in the triple jump, while junior Meghan Cutler (Attleboro, Mass.) was sixth in the high jump after clearing 1.52 meters (4-11.75).
The Corsairs also produced successful times on the track. Sophomore Barbara Okafor (Hyde Park, Mass.) tripped the timer at 8.14 seconds to post the fifth fastest time in the 60-meter dash. Classmate Summer Jones (East Bridgewater, Mass.) clocked a time of one minute, 46.95 seconds to place sixth in the 600-meter run. Sophomore Emily Anderson (Medway, Mass.) was eighth in the 5,000-meter run (19:58.87) to add to the UMD point total.
UMass Dartmouth will return to the track on February 8, when the Corsairs compete in the Dave Hemery Invitational at Boston University.