Men's Track and Field Posts Strong Start at UMass Boston Open

Men's Track and Field Posts Strong Start at UMass Boston Open

ROXBURY, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's indoor track and field team put forth a quality performance to begin the 2015-16 season, collecting numerous top-five finishes and an event win at the UMass Boston Indoor Open.

Freshman Adam Winiarz (Norton, Mass.) earned a win in his very first collegiate meet, taking the 200-meter dash in 22.72 to cap a 1-3-4 UMass Dartmouth event finish. Classmate Alex MacMillan (Brockton, Mass.) placed third, finishing in 22.96, while senior Brandon Jarousky (Attleboro, Mass.) took fourth in 22.98. The trio topped the event which included 97 competitors.

The Corsairs also earned three of the top five finishes in the 60-meter dash, taking the third through fifth places. Freshman Samir Williams (Brockton, Mass.) finished third in 7.09, junior Chris Cennami (Peabody, Mass.) fourth in 7.11 and MacMillan fifth in 7.13.

In the 600-meter run, freshman Michael Tierney (Norton, Mass.) bested all collegiate competition, placing second overall in 1:23.05. Also earning a second-place finish on the day was two-time All-American Kevin Cutler (Attleboro, Mass.) in the high jump as he cleared a height of 6-8.75 (2.05m).

Junior Greg Betsold (Turners Falls, Mass.) topped the field of collegiate placers, sitting second in the weight throw with a toss of 47-9.75 (14.57m). His distance marked the fourth-best in the program annals.

Sophomore Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) rewrote a throwing record of his own, securing the fifth-best toss in UMass Dartmouth shot put history. He placed second in his event on the day, marking a distance of 47-5.75 (14.47m)

Senior Cy Paquin (Middleboro, Mass.) and sophomore Tyree Gorham (Brockton, Mass.) took the fourth and fifth places in the 1,000-meter run in 2:40.38 and 2:44.10, respectively.

In the distance events, senior Michael Vaz (Dartmouth, Mass.) registered the 10th-fastest time in program history in the 5,000-meter run, stopping the timer at 15:29.94 to place seventh.

The Corsairs will break from competition until Jan. 15, when they will travel to the University of Rhode Island to compete in the Sorlien Invitational.