Corsairs Perform Well at Sorlien Invitational

Jan. 15, 2010

KINGSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's indoor track and field team began their second semester action on a solid note at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational at the Henry H. Mackal Fieldhouse Friday.

The women's part of the meet was held Friday, and no team scores were recorded.

Top performers for the Corsairs included sophomore Patience Noah (Framingham, MA/Keefe Tech), who finished third in the triple jump at 34 feet, 10 ¼ inches; junior Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), who was sixth in the 55 meter hurdles in 8.78 seconds; and sophomore Caitlin McGarigal (Shutesbury, MA/Amherst-Pelham Regional HS), who finished seventh at 3000 meters in 10:55.23. Mello-Frost's performance qualified her for the Open New England Championships, while McGarigal qualified for the New England Division III Championships.

"It was good competition for us after the holiday break," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "Linee is ahead of where she was when ran 8.49 two years ago, and Caitlin improved her performance over what she ran in December. It was good to see Patience, Linee and Caitlin compete like that after a layoff. After being off for 25 days and training for a week, this meet was a good way for us to get the rust off, and a good warm-up for our meet at Springfield next weekend."

The Corsairs will return to action when the two-day Sorlien Memorial Invitational concludes with men's action Saturday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD