NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman Katie Sheehan (Scituate, MA/Scituate HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Sheehan has been named LEC Rookie Women's Track Athlete of the Week.
At the Tufts Snowflake Classic, Sheehan finished second in 12:18.29, the third best mark ever at UMD. She qualified for the Division III New England Championships. It was the first time she had ever run the steeplechase.
"Katie ran a fairly quality time in the steeplechase, running it for the first time in her life," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "She jumped up from running 800 meters indoors to 3000 in the steeplechase, which is a pretty good start for the outdoor season. Now that she's got an idea of how to run the race, we are hoping for her to continue to improve during the rest of the year."
The Corsairs will return to action when they host the UMass Dartmouth Invitational this Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TRACK AND FIELD