WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Four more members of the 25th-ranked UMass Dartmouth men’s outdoor track & field team earned all-New England Division III honors for their respective performances Saturday afternoon at the 2019 New England Division III Championships hosted by Williams College.
Senior Joao Baptista (Malden, Mass.) finished tied for second in the high jump with a mark of 1.98 meters/6 feet, 6 inches for the Corsair men, while junior All-American George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) and sophomore Bruno Pires (New Bedford, Mass.) finished 3-4 in the 800 meters with respective times of 1:51.57 and 1:53.04. Senior Mike Tierney (Norton, Mass.) rounded out the quartet of all-New England Division III honorees on Saturday by posting a fifth place time in the 400 meter high hurdles of 53.05, as the group joined junior All-American Jordan Entwistle (Northboro, Mass.), who won the javelin title Friday evening.
The men’s 4 x 100 meter relay tandem of Papoulis, junior Kyle Whalen (Stonington, Conn.), sophomore DJ Machado (Swansea, Mass.) and freshman Edward Lundy (Lawrence, Mass.) just missed earning all-New England Division III accolades with a ninth place finish (43.05) in the event, while freshman Andrew Swallow (Framingham, Mass.) was 10th in the shot put (13.97 meters/45 feet, 10 inches). UMass Dartmouth placed ninth in the final team standings with 32 points, as MIT took top honors with 139.50 points to top runner-up Tufts (89.50) and third place Middlebury (64).
Junior MacKenzie Garvey (Plymouth, Mass.) paced the Corsair women with an 11th place performance in the shot put (11.22 meters/36 feet, 9 ¾ inches), while the 4 x 400 meter quartet of juniors Caitlyn Demers (Dartmouth, Mass.) & Ella Rath (Pawcatuck, Conn.) and sophomores Emilea Lauzon (Lakeville, Mass.) & Taylor Walsh (Groveland, Mass.) finished 12th with a time of 4:05.99.
Both UMass Dartmouth teams will compete at the Open New England Championships hosted by Southern Connecticut next weekend.