Men's and Women's Track and Field Compete in Atlantic 10 Championships
Feb. 21, 2004
KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Massachusetts men's and women's track and field team competed in the Atlantic 10 Championships in Kingston, R.I., Saturday February 21.
Senior Kwesi Frimpong-Boateng (Accra, Ghana) retained his title as Atlantic 10 champion in the 55-meter dash with his clocking of 6.36. Junior Jon Korhonen (Gardner, Mass.) placed fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:18.29. UMass faired well in the 500-meter run with performances by junior James Godinho (Sandwich, Mass.), who placed fourth with a 1:05.27, and senior John O'Neil (North Reading, Mass.), who placed fifth with a 1:05.47. Junior Henry Smith (Ellington, Conn.) placed fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 45' 1-1/2". Senior Glen Opie (Venice, Fla.) placed fourth in the high jump 6' 3-1/4". The UMass 4x400-meter relay, consisting of senior Dave Falvey (Billerica, Mass.), O'Neil, Godinho, and junior Joe McCormack (Wrentham, Mass.), placed second with a time of 3:20.31.
Sophomore Elisabeth Budd (Springfield, Mass.) was named Atalntic 10 champion in the 500-meter dash with her clocking of 1:16.12. Senior Kristen Ford (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) placed fifth in the 800-meter with a time of 2:19.93. Freshman Merissa Oliveira (New Bedford, Mass.) placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 39' 5-3/4". The UMass distance relay, consisting of junior Alexis Anzelone (Westfield, N.J.), Budd, Ford, and senior Kate Markopoulos (Porter Corner, N.Y.), placed second with a time of 12:15.81.
UMass men's and women's track and field returns to action next Saturday, March 8 at the New England Championships.