Track and Field Fair Well at UNH Invitational
April 26, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of Massachusetts women's and men's track and field team competed in the UNH Invitational Saturday April 24 in Durham, N.H. The women finished in second of five teams with 165 points and the men placed fourth of six teams with 108.5 points.
Sophomore Christina Huff (Springfield, Mass.) placed first in the 100-meter dash with a 12.19 and first in the 200-meter dash with a 25.68, earning 20 points for the squad. Senior Kate Markopoulos (Porter Corner, N.Y.) recorded her third consecutive first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:33.42. Markopoulos also placed second in the 800-meter with a clocking of 2:23.52. Senior Shannon Jackson (Bridgewater, Mass.) placed third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.82. Sophomore Elisabeth Budd (Springfield, Mass.) recorded a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:07.75. The Minutewomen faired well in the long jump as senior Chante Soares (New Bedford, Mass.) placed first with a mark of 17' 9", senior Nastaran Shams (Swampscott, Mass.) placed third with a 17' 4" and junior Corinne Mathews (Niantic, Conn.) marked a 16'10", good for a fourth-place finish.
Junior Joe McCormack (Wrentham, Mass.) won the 100-meter dash with his clocking of 10.69. Senior John O'Neil (North Reading, Mass.) placed second in the 800-meter with a 1:59.79, while teammate senior John Jacobson (Taunton, Mass.) placed fourth with a time of 2:01.14. In the 1,500-meter junior John Korhonen (Gardner, Mass.) placed third with a time of 4:05.45 and junior Matt Clark (Worcester, Mass.) clocked a 4:06.36, good for a fifth-place finish. Sophomore Ryan Corbett (East Longmeadow, Mass.) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with his time of 9:52.82. Junior Mike Carr (Rehoboth, Mass.) won the javelin throw with a mark of 175' 9".
The men and women will be back in action next on Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2 as they head to Richmond, V.A. to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championships.