MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – A handful of qualifying times and distances highlighted a successful meet for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's track teams, as they had their final tune up of the year at the Wesleyan University Invitational on Saturday.
On the Track
Alex McMillian (Brockton, Mass.) topped the field in the 60-meter with his time of 7.15 seconds while he was followed closely behind by SeanRoss McClinchy (Newton, Mass.) who finished in second, with both qualifying for the New England DIII Championships. The duo later went onto finish fifth and ninth respectively in the 200-meter run.
McMillian later joined the 4x400 relay team rounded out by Vinny Tavares (Framingham, Mass.), Tyree Gorham (Brockton, Mass.), and Moisse Irizarry (Peabody, Mass.) with the squad finishing in fourth-place. Irizarry came away with an individual victory, beating the rest of the runners in the 60-meter hurdles, and positioning himself third all-time at UMass Dartmouth in the event with an 8.59 second time.
The women's 4x400 relay team of Raybryana Dasher (New Bedford, Mass.) Emilea Lauzon (Lakeville, Mass.) Taryn Carley (Kingston, Mass.) and Taylor Wash (Groveland, Mass.) posted a season-best third-place finish, coming in at 4:18.06. Individually, Dasher trailed the leader by just over a second in the 400-meter, racing to a fourth-place ranking with her New England DIII qualifying time of 1:00.65. Walsh was a fourth-place finisher in the 1000-meter at 3:15.01 while Jessica O'Reilly (Millis, Mass.) crossed the line at 3:25.42.
In the Field
McClinchy was the team's top-finisher in the field events, coming in at third in the triple-jump as he leaped to 13.21-meters to qualify for the New England DIII Championship. Irizarry logged a fifth-place mark as he was close behind with his jump of 12.78-meters. Sophomore Mackenzie Garvey (Plymouth, Mass.) fell just shy of her season-best toss set last weekend, as her 11.32-meter throw on the shot put landed her seventh. Carley posted a season-best in the weight-throw as she let go a 11.82-meter toss while Danielle Devine (Bernardston, Mass.) leaped toward a personal best in the triple-jump with a 9.6-meter performance.
The Corsairs head to the Little East Conference Championships Feburary 10th in Providence, R.I.