SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth indoor track and field squads put together a well-rounded performance across both track and field as both teams competed at the non-scored Springfield College Maroon and White Classic on Saturday.
Freshman thrower Anna Church (Peabody, Mass.) finished with a personal best in the shot put, placing third in the field of 24 with a distance of 36-9.0 (11.20m), qualifying her for the New England Division III Championship. That toss ranks in as the seventh-best mark in program history.
For the women, junior Raybryana Dasher (New Bedford, Mass.) picked up the first win on the day for the Corsairs, as the junior bested the field of 15 in the 400-meter dash in 60.55. She led a 1-2 finish with freshman Caitlyn Demers (Dartmouth, Mass.), who finished in 61:49.
On the men's side, both sophomore Samir Wiliams (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) came in first place in both the 60-meter dash and the 600-meter run, respectively. Papoulis' time of 1:22.27 timed in at the second fastest time in Corsair history.
On the Track
Senior Reme DiGiovanni (Southborough, Mass.) took second in the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.16, significantly improving her seed time.
Men's sprinter Alex MacMillan (Brockton, Mass.) continued to return to form as he finished with a time of 23.11 in the 200-meter dash, placing third out of 34 competitors. In the 800-meter run, freshman Travis Dolcine (Somerville, Mass.) gathered a third-place finish, timing in at 2:05.34.
In the Field
Junior Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) continued his dominance in the throwing events. The reigning Little East Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week picked up a second place finishes in both the weight throw and the shot put. His distance of 54-2.75 (16.53m) in the weight throw ranked into the third slot in school history and puts him ranks him 22nd nationally.
In the women's pole vault, senior Hunter Carden (Brandford, Conn.) took second place with a height of 8-6.5 (2.60m). Freshman Danielle Devine (Bernardston, Mass.) ended up third in the long jump with a distance of 15-6.75 (4.74m), and joined with Demers as the duo took fourth and second, respectively, in the high jump. Both cleared 4-11.75 (1.52m), with Demers holding the edge on attempts.
Both squads will return to the track as they split their competitors between the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University and the Tufts Stampede Invitational next weekend.