Men's Track Posts Best Finish Ever at New England Division III Championships

Men's Track Posts Best Finish Ever at New England Division III Championships

Feb. 18, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's indoor track and field team finished seventh at the New England Division III Championships at the Springfield College Field House Saturday.

The performance was UMD's best performance ever at this meet. Bates finished first with 103 points, and the Corsairs scored 42.5 points.

Highlights for the Corsairs included the performance of freshman Francois Cherduville (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS), who was second at 60 meters in 7.07 seconds after running a personal best time of 7.00 seconds in the trials. Senior Hymlaire Lamisere (Newton, MA/Newton North HS/Iona) was fourth in 7.19 seconds, while freshman Phito Gondre (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) was fifth in 7.26 seconds.

Sophomore Chris Perry (Providence, RI/Dighton-Rehoboth HS/Bristol CC) was fourth in the triple jump at 46 feet, two inches, and sixth in the long jump at 21-6 ¾. Sophomore Matt Hinthorne (Braintree, MA/Braintree HS) was fifth at 600 meters in 1:23.32, senior Robert Yarbough (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) was fifth in the weight throw at 56-1 ¼, and Gondre was seventh in the long jump at 21-2 ½.

Freshman Aaron Amado (Randolph, MA/Thayer Academy) tied for sixth in the high jump at 6-2 ¼, junior Gerald Arneaud (Dorchester, MA/Newton South HS) was seventh at 400 meters in 51.14 seconds, freshman Kainoa Culverhouse (Salisbury, MD/Triton Regional HS) was eighth in the 60 meter high hurdles in 8.84 seconds after running a personal best time of 8.76 seconds in the trials, and 4 x 800 meter relay team of junior Scott Connolly (Sharon, MA/Sharon HS), freshman Matt Ferro (Halifax, MA/Silver Lake HS), sophomore Zach Switaj (Tamworth, NH/Kennett Regional HS) and Hinthorne finished seventh in 8:01.20.

"We're disappointed and we finished seventh, but last year, we finished ninth and we were ecstatic," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "We didn't have the performances today that we did last week, but it certainly wasn't for a lack of effort. We put a lot of effort into last week, and it's good that on a day that we are disappointed, we still have the best finish in school history at this meet."

The Corsairs will return to action at the Open New England Championships next weekend.