NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, Mass.) was named Little East Conference (LEC) Field Athlete of the Week, while freshman Kevin Cutler earned Co-Field Athlete of the Week.
Chauvin defeated the weight throw field at the Tufts Invitational this past weekend by nearly two meters. The Seekonk, Mass. product registered a throw of 16.34 meters to capture the event and is currently ranked sixth in Division III in the weight throw. Back at the UMass Boston Invitational on Dec. 7, she posted a first place toss of 54' 8 ¼'' in the weight throw, shattering her own indoor hammer throw record (53' 1 ½'') she set in the 2012-13 season.
Cutler edged 2013 NCAA participant and teammate Adam Jones for the top spot on the podium in the high jump event this past weekend at the Tufts University Invitational. The freshman from Attleboro, Mass. cleared 1.98 meters to out leap the 12-person field. In his first collegiate meet at the UMass Boston Invitational earlier this season, Cutler jumped 6' 10 ¼'' in the indoor high jump competition, succeeding the previous UMass Dartmouth Indoor high jump record (6' 9 ¾'') set by Jones during last year's campaign.
Both the men and the women track and field teams will compete in the MIT Invitational on Saturday.