Track and Field Concludes Season at ECAC Championships

Track and Field Concludes Season at ECAC Championships

March 6, 2010

NORTHAMPTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team had a few solid performances on the second and final day of the two-day, Eastern College Athletic Championships at the Smith College Fieldhouse Saturday.

Junior Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) finished seventh in the 55 meter hurdles in 8.57. She missed the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying time by five-hundredths of a second, and improved on Friday's time by two-hundredths of a second.

In the long jump, freshman Kaylin Miranda (Brighton, MA/O'Bryant HS) finished 19th at 20 feet, 4 ½ inches. Junior Eric Nygaard (Medway, MA/Medway HS) was 24th at 1000 meters in 2:40.43, and sophomore Caitlin McGarigal (Shutesbury, MA/Amherst-Pelham Regional HS), returning after being ill last week, did not finish her race at 3000 meters.

"Linee really capped off a very successful indoor season," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. She ran her best two times of the year this weekend, now owns six or seven of the fastest times we've ever ran in the 55 meter hurdles. It was great to be able to have six people compete in this meet. Some of our people probably peaked a week or two ago."

The meet marked the final action of the indoor track season for the Corsairs.