Kevin Markie Honored by Little East Conference

Kevin Markie Honored by Little East Conference

Feb. 2, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-For the fourth week in succession, a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team been honored by the Little East Conference.

Sophomore Kevin Markie (North Attleboro, MA/Nichols) has been named Little East Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Markie won the triple jump at Saturday's Wheaton Invitational with a leap of 42 feet, 1 ¼ inches. He also competed as a member of the 4 x 200 meter relay team, which finished second in 1:36.83.

"I was pleased to see that Kevin was honored, it reflects the season he has had so far," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He won the Husky Invitational in December. To end the month of January with a victory at the Wheaton Invitational is a continuation of the success he has displayed as a Corsair."

UMass Dartmouth will return to action Saturday at the Tufts Invitational.