Bray Qualifies for NE DIII, ECAC Championships

Bray Qualifies for NE DIII, ECAC Championships

KINGSTON, R.I. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's track and field teams competed in a non-scoring meet at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon. 

In the shot put, junior Elizabeth Bray (Mattapan, Mass.) registered the third longest throw in UMass Dartmouth history and surpassed the Div. III New England and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor qualifying standards with a heave of 40 feet, 1.5 inches. 

Sophomore Esther Nkwah (Roslindale, Mass.) produced the best finish for the Corsairs on the day, earning fourth place with a triple jump distance of 33 feet, 11.75 inches. Three spots back of Nkwah was teammate Meaghan Shurtleff (Dartmouth, Mass.) with a 30-11.25 mark. 

In the 400-meter, junior Crystal Yeates (Lakeville, Mass.) and freshman Raybryana Dasher (New Bedford, Mass.) took sixth and eighth with times of 61.26 and 61.42 seconds. Sophomore Jen Miranda (New Bedford, Mass.) tripped the timer in the 800-meter at 2:32.12, while senior Jessica Connor (Worcester, Mass.) ran a five minute, 29.62 second mile for UMass Dartmouth. 

For the men, sophomore Greg Betsold (Turners Falls, Mass.) recorded the Corsair's sixth farthest throw in school history when he tossed the weight 45 feet, 3.75 inches in the weight throw competition.    

In the 200-meter, junior Brandon Jarousky (Attleboro, Mass.) covered the distance in 23.29 seconds, while sophomore Gabriel Solano (Worcester, Mass.) crossed the finish line at 1:08.55 in the 500-meter. Junior Mike Vaz (Dartmouth, Mass.) finished the 3-kilometer race with a time of 9 minutes, 7.42 seconds. Classmate Justin Conor (Holden, Mass.) competed in the 60-meter hurdles and generated a time of 8.76 seconds.     

UMass Dartmouth returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 31, when the Corsairs travel to Springfield College.