March 8, 2014

Nkwah Sets New School Record at ECAC Championships

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Senior Matthew Hinthorne (Braintree, Mass.) finished second overall in the 800 meter with a time of 1:53.80, while senior Zach Switaj (Tamworth, Mass.) tripped the timer at 4:20.23 for fifth place in the mile.  In the high jump, freshman Kevin Cutler (Attleboro, Mass.) recorded his second highest mark of the season and took second place with a jump of 6-10.25 feet. Junior Adam Jones cleared the bar at 6-6 feet in the high jump to tie for sixth, respectively. On Friday, sophomore Justin Conor (Holden, Mass.) ran the second fastest time in in UMass Dartmouth history in the 60 meter hurdles with a pace of 8.50 seconds.

For the women, senior Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, Mass.) recorded a fourth place distance of 54-11 feet in the weight throw competition.  In the 200 meter dash, freshman Gelynne Berger (Somerville, Mass.) crossed the finish line in 26.40 seconds with sophomore LaQuaysia Anderson-Jenkins (Brighton, Mass.) right behind her at 26.49. The 4X400 relay team of Anderson-Jenkins, Lucy Jensen (Boxborough, Mass.), Jennifer Miranda (New Bedford, Mass.) and Hunter Carden (Branford, Mass.) covered the distance in 4:06.54. On Friday, freshman Esther Nkwah (Roslindale, Mass.) finished in eighth place and eclipsed her previously school record in the triple jump event. Nkwah jumped 36-7 feet, shattering her previous UMass Dartmouth record she set back in the Little-East Championships.

The Corsairs return to action on March 14 and 15, when they travel to Lincoln, Neb. to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships at the Devaney Center.