CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Brandon Jarousky (Attleboro, Mass.) recorded the second fastest 200-meter dash time in University of Massachusetts Dartmouth program history this afternoon in the third and final day of the 2015 New England Open Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Seeded eighth in the 200-meter final, Jarousky tripped the timer at 22.03 seconds to place sixth overall. The junior from Attleboro, Mass. lowered his previous personal best by 14 hundredths of a second to move into second place in the program annuals, surpassing James Weeden's 1974 time (22.04). He also earned All-New England Open honors.
Senior Jacob Teixeira (Seekonk, Mass.) also garnered All-New England Open accolades, earning regional distinction in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. The Seekonk, Mass. product, racing out of the second heat, secured the eighth and final spot in the championship field with a preliminary time of 54.38 seconds. He increased his preliminary seed by three spots, when Teixeira clocked a fifth-place time 54.96 seconds
Freshman Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) also cemented his name into the men's outdoor track and field record books. The rookie from Salem, Mass. unleashed the fifth longest toss in the shot put (47-10.05) to finished 11th overall in the regional field.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action on Thursday, May 14, when the Corsairs compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.
PHOTO CREDIT: Hunter Carden '17