April 3, 2010
NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team had several good performances at the Bryant Invitational at the Bryant Track and Turf Complex Saturday.
For the women, the 4 x 400 meter relay team of junior Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), freshman Jillian Van Ness (Agawam, MA/Agawam HS), freshman Shannon Singletary (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) and junior Briley Morrill (Whitman, MA/Whitman-Hanson Regional HS) finished first in 52.78 seconds. Singletary was second (13.13 seconds) and Mello-Frost fifth (13.47 seconds) at 100 meters. Junior Jermai Harrison (Brockton, MA;/Brockton HS) was third in the shot put at 38 feet, five inches and sixth in the discus at 111-2, Mello-Frost was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles in 15.97 seconds, Van Ness was sixth at 200 meters in 28.12 seconds, freshman Jamie Zizza (Stoneham, MA/Stoneham HS) was fourth in the pole vault at eight feet, and sophomore Stacey Dybel (Littleton, MA/Notre Dame HS) was fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 13:23.47.
On the men's side, sophomore Robert Yarbough (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) was third in the hammer throw at 132 feet, 11 inches, junior Eric Nygaard (Medway, MA/Medway HS) was fourth at 800 meters in 1:59.09, sophomore Kevin Gilmore (Hanson, MA/Whitman-Hanson HS) was fourth at 5000 meters in 15:54.16, and the team of Nygaard, Nicolay Kolev, senior Matt Lemanski (East Longmeadow, MA/East Longmeadow HS) and junior Brian Hopkins (Mendon, MA/Nipmuc Regional HS) was fourth in 3:31.32. In the triple jump, junior Kevin Markie (North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro HS/Nichols) was fourth at 42 feet, 6 ¾ inches while junior Jeff Beal (Townsend, MA/North Middlesex HS) was sixth at 40 feet, 8 ¼ inches. Junior Steve Burke (Norwell, MA/Norwell HS) was fifth at 1500 meters in 4:09.32, sophomore Brian McArdle (Winchester, MA/Winchester HS) was fifth (16.16 seconds) and junior Nick Deininger (North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro HS) was sixth in the 110 meter hurdles (16.65 seconds), and sophomore Hymlaire Lamisere (Newton, MA/Newton North HS/Iona) was sixth at 100 meters in 11.49 seconds.
"It wasn't a bad performance, but we need to get better if we want to do well in the conference meet ," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "Shannon Singletary was solid in her first race with us, Jermai did a good job in her first competition this year in the discus, and Eric Nygaard and Steve Burke continue to run well. We need to take advantage of the good weather and make progress next week in our home meet."
The Corsairs will return to action when they host the UMD Invitational next Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD