Mike Carr Records Fourth-Best Javelin Mark In Men's Track History At Raleigh Relays
March 28, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior Mike Carr (Rehoboth, Mass.) led the Minutemen at the Adidas Raleigh Relays On Saturday and Sunday recording the fourth-best javelin mark in school history. Along with Carr, UMass received excellent efforts in the shot put and discus from freshman Sean Calicchio (Brooklyn, N.Y) and from senior Henry Smith (Ellington, Conn.) in the triple jump.
Carr finished third in the javelin throw out of a field of 16 competitors with his mark of 196-feet, nine inches. In his first meet of the year, Carr's throw was the fourth best in school history and a career-best.
Freshman Tyler Gasper (Bellingham, Mass.) finished fourth just behind Carr with his mark of 190-feet, 11 inches in his first collegiate competition.
Calicchio finished 10th in the top section of the shot put and ninth in the top section of the discus. His mark of 48-feet, 3.25 inches was good for 14th overall in the shot, while his throw of 124-feet even in the discus - his first collegiate competition in the event - ranked him 19th among all competitors.
Smith rounded out the top field competitors with a 21st-place finish in the triple jump recording a leap of 43-feet, 1.75 inches.
In Saturday's opening action, senior Joe McCormack finished second in the third heat of the 100 meters clocking a 10.95 second sprint to qualify for Sunday's finals. He finished 17th in the finals running an 11.18 second dash.
Seniors Jon Korhonen (Gardner, Mass.) and Matt Clark (Worcester, Mass.) each had solid efforts in the 1,500 meter unseeded event as both fell just shy of personal-best efforts in the event. Korhonen took third finishing the race in 3:58.78, while Clark finished in 4:01.31 for a tenth-place finish.
The men's and women's track teams will return to action next Saturday when they head to the Southern Connecticut Invitational. This will be the season opener for the Minutewomen.
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