BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's track and field team broke a pair of school records and turned in a strong performance on the second and final day of action Saturday at the BU Terrier Classic at the BU Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.
Sophomore Adam Jones (Amesbury, MA/Triton Regional HS) broke the school record in the high jump, tying for second at 6-6 3.4 He broke the record by ¼ of an inch, and never missed in the competition until he got to 6-8 ¾.
At 800 meters, junior Matt Hinthorne (Braintree, MA/Braintree HS) broke the school record, finishing in 1:55.04. He now holds both the UMD indoor and outdoor records.
Sophomore Matt Ferro (Halifax, MA/Silver Lake HS) ran the seventh fastest time at 800 meters, finishing in 1:57.72. At 200 meters, freshman Brandon Jarousky (Attleboro, MA/Attleboro HS) finished in 22.73, the third fastest time in school history, qualifying him for the New England Division III, Open New England and ECAC Championships. Senior Gerald Arneaud (Dorchester, MA/Newton South HS) ran 400 meters in 49.77 seconds, and qualified for the ECAC, Division III New Englands and Open New England Championships. Freshman Justin Conor (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional HS) qualified for the New England Division III Championships by running the 60 meter high hurdles in 8.95 seconds, sophomore Cody Lusas (Melrose, MA/Melrose HS) threw 45-4 ¼ in the shot put, qualifying for the New England Division III Championships with the sixth best throw in school history, freshman Grunde Brandso (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) threw the shot 44-3 ½, and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Jarousky, Hinthorne. Ferro and Arneaud finished in 3:23.07.
"For us to compete in such an electric environment and come away with the performances that we did was a great experience," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "Adam and Matt turned in very good performances, and it was great to be able to compete in that environment and set school records."
The Corsairs will return to action at Tufts next Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD