Track Performs Well at New England D3 Championships

Track Performs Well at New England D3 Championships

May 1, 2010

MEDFORD, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's track and field team had several good performances on the second day of competition at the New England Division III Track and Field Championships at the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center Friday.

The men finished in 21st place with six points, while the women were 17th with 12 points. For the women, junior Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles in 15.54 seconds, junior Jermai Harrison (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) was fifth in the shot put at 38 feet, 5 1/2 inches. Sophomore Emily Migre (Whitman, MA/Whitman-Hanson HS) was seventh in the javelin at 118 feet, seven inches, qualifying her for the ECAC Championships with the fourth best throw in school history. Freshman Shannon Singletary (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) was eighth at 100 meters in 13.00 seconds after running her best time of the year, 12.89 seconds, in the trials, and the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Mello-Frost, freshman Jillian Van Ness (Agawam, MA/Agawam HS), Singletary and junior Briley Morrill (Whitman, MA/Whitman-Hanson HS) was 8th in 50.41 seconds.

For the men, sophomore Hymlaire Lamisere (Newton, MA/Newton North HS/Iona) ran 22.64 in the 200 meters, which is the eighth best time in school history. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of sophomore Brendan Wilson (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS/Cape Cod CC), senior Corey Sleep (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS), junior Kevin Markie (North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro HS/Nichols) and Lamisere was seventh in 43.28 seconds.

"Emily Migre had her best throw of the year by seven feet, and it was good to see her do that," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Steve Gardiner. "Emily has battled injuries, and it was good to see her come back with a good performance. It was also good to see both relay teams place. It's been a while since UMass Dartmouth had a 4 x 1 relay team place on both the men's and the women's side in this meet. It's a sign of the progress we're making as a team."

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