Corsairs Perform Well at Open New England Championships

May 7, 2010

DEDHAM, MA-Junior Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) turned in the best outing for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team on the first day of competition at the Open New England Track and Field Championships at Northeastern's Solomon Track Friday.

Mello-Frost finished eighth in the 100 meter hurdle trials in 15.39 seconds and qualified for Saturday's finals.

Sophomore Hymlaire Lamisere (Newton, MA/Newton North HS/Iona) ran the 10th fastest time in the 100 meter dash, 11.32 seconds, and finished the 200 meter dash in 23.13 seconds, but did not qualify for the finals. Junior Nick Santoro (Shrewsbury, MA/St. John's HS) finished 10,000 meters in 32.57 seconds and did not place.

"It was nice to see Linee make the finals outdoors," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "This is the first time that Linee has been able to make the finals in this meet. She's had a great year, and this is a nice accomplishment for her. Hymlaire didn't run his fastest time of the year, but he was running into a head wind. Nick was running well for the first four miles of his race, but he came up with a pain in his side that pretty much derailed him."

Mello-Frost and the 4 x 100 meter relay team will compete when the meet concludes Saturday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD