Joe Texeira Earns Little East Conference Honors

Joe Texeira Earns Little East Conference Honors

April 4, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-For the second week in a row, freshman Joe Texeira (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Once again, Texeira has been named Little East Conference Men's Rookie Field Athlete of the Week. He was honored for his performance at Saturday's Bryant Invitational. Texeira finished second in the javelin at Bryant with a mark of 194 feet, nine inches. His mark was the third best ever at UMD, and provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Division III Championships.

"Joe is a student of the sport of track and field, and he is very passionate about it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "He is a great teammate, and he has a strong desire for all of his teammates to do well. We're really excited about his progress this spring."

The Corsairs will return to action when they host the UMass Dartmouth Invitational this Saturday.