Corsairs Compete at Springfield Invitational

Corsairs Compete at Springfield Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's indoor track and field team captured three events and 92 total points to place fourth among the seven participating teams this afternoon at the Springfield College Invitational. 

The Corsairs posted three first place finishes to account for 30 of their 33 field points.  Junior Elizabeth Bray (Mattapan, Mass.) unleashed a throw of 12.40 meters (40-08.25), the second longest toss in program history, to capture the shot put event.  Senior Bailey Burke (South Yarmouth, Mass.) also turned in a top-five all-time ranking in the weight throw.  She registered a throw of 13.70 meters (44-11.50) to win the event and move into third in the UMass Dartmouth history books. 

Sophomore Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) easily defeated the four-person field in the pole vault, when she cleared 2.95 meters (9-08.00). She also placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:33.32).
 
On the track, freshman Brittany McCarron (Carver, Mass.) tripped the timer at 10.06 seconds to place second in the 60-meter hurdles with the second fastest time in program.  Senior Ashley Dessources (Milton, Mass.) and freshman Lisa Bontemps (Stoughton, Mass.) scored in the event with fifth and sixth-place performances, respectively.

Sophomore Gelynne Berger (Somerville, Mass.) was the third fastest runner in the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 27.82 seconds.

Senior Jessica Connor (Worcester, Mass.) placed second in the 3,000-meter run with her best performance of the season. She moved into 10th on the all-time list with a time of 10 minutes, 50.28 seconds.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 7, when the Corsairs travel to Tufts University.