Corsair Women Compete Well at Boston University, Springfield College

Corsair Women Compete Well at Boston University, Springfield College

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's indoor track and field team competed at two events over the weekend, with Corsairs traveling to both Boston University's John Thomas Terrier Classic and the Springfield College Invitational.

At the Terrier Classic on Friday, six UMass Dartmouth competitors turned out six personal best performances.

Senior LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, Mass.) finished the 200-meter dash in 25.76, which is second all-time in program history. Her time placed her 56th in a huge field of 189 competitors from all Divisions from around the nation.

 In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Raybryana Dasher (New Bedford, Mass.) and senior Summer Jones (East Bridgewater, Mass.) registered the third and fourth all-time best performances in school history with times of 59.64 and 60.85, respectively.

 Junior Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) finished the 800-meter run in 2:26.66, which places her sixth all-time in the Corsair history books.

Junior Reme DiGiovanni (Southborough, Mass.) is now seventh all-time in UMass Dartmouth history in the indoor mile with a time of 5:20.71. Freshman Kirsten Harnden (Fitchburg, Mass.) set a personal best time in the event with a time of 5:33.52.

The team of Anderson-Jenkins, Jones, Dasher and Carden finished the 4X400 relay in 4:03.35, which was a personal best for the quartet and placed them 38th of 51 relay squads.

At Springfield, senior Emily Anderson (Medway, Mass.) won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:58.01. Freshman Nneka Iloba (Lynn, Mass.) improved to 8.18 in the 60-meter dash, which was good enough for third and senior Barbara Okafor (Hyde Park, Mass.) finished fourth in 8.24.

Freshman Jada Perkins (Boston, Mass.) took second place in the long jump with a distance of 4.78m. As a team, the Corsairs finished in fifth of eight teams with 56 points.

The track and field teams will be back in action at Boston University next Saturday at the Scarlet and White Invitational.