Three Earn LEC Track and Field Honors

Senior Robert Yarbough
Senior Robert Yarbough

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team have been honored by the Little East Conference for their performances at the UMass Invitational last Saturday.

Senior Robert Yarbough (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) was named LEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row. Sophomore Matt Hinthorne (Braintree, MA/Braintree HS) was named LEC Men's Track Athlete of the Week, and freshman Aaron Amado (Randolph, MA/Thayer Academy) was chosen LEC Rookie Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Yarbough finished first in the hammer throw at 176 feet, one inch; the second best throw in school history. He also was third in the shot put at 45 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Hinthorne was fourth at 800 meters in 1:54.02, the second best mark in that event at UMD. Amado won the high jump at 6-7, tying him for the third best performance in school history. In the triple jump, Amado was eighth at 42-9 1/2.

"I was really excited to see Rob Yarbough win the hammer with a career best throw," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He seems to be improving each week as we get closer to our championship, and he is positioning himself very well for the meets to come. Matt was ready for a strong performance on Saturday. He has been training extremely well, his progress in two years has been outstanding, he has made the transition for a 400 meter runner to an 800 meter runner this year, and the results speak for themselves. Aaron had an outstanding day on Saturday. He has been very solid in the triple jump throughout his freshman year, but has been disappointed in his high jump performances until Saturday. It's a credit to Aaron that he continued to work on his technique in the high jump, and ended up recording his all time best jump by almost four inches."

The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Connecticut College Saturday.

                                            UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD