umass dartmouth cross country and track and field schedule 2010


5 11 Roger Williams Univ. Invit, (M&W)

UMass Dartmouth Invitational (M&W)


16 @ Conn. College Invit. (M&W) 24 Open Boylston, MA. Worcester State 11:00 (M&W Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD December 5 @ Northeastern University Invitational M&W 12 @ Harvard University Invitational M&W 9:00 January 8 Open 14-15 @ U.R.I. (W. 15 th; 10:30 AM ; M. 16 22 @ Springfield College (M&W) February 5 @ Tufts Invitational (M&W) 11:00 12 @ N.E. Alliance / LEC Conference, th 12:00 PM ) Univ. of So. Maine. (12:00) 19 @ New England Division III Championships (M) Springfield. (W) M.I.T. 25 –26 @ Open New Englands (M & W) BU March 4-5 @ ECAC Championships ,Armory, NYC OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD 11-12 @ NCAA Championships, Capital Univ., Columbus, Ohio March April 9

UMD “Corsair Classic” Invitational M&W

22 @ Conn. Coll. Silfen Invitational May Fitchburg State, Fitchburg , MA 19-20 @ ECAC, Moravian College, PA ( M&W) 26-28 @ NCAA Championships, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1


Location..............................No. Dartmouth, MA (Southeastern Massachusetts) Founded......................................................1896 Enrollment..(undergrad)..7982 (4000 residents) (3900 commuters) Nickname.............................................Corsairs Colors.................................Navy, White, Yellow Affiliations...............ECAC, NCAA Division III Conference..................Little East, New England Football Conference Chancellor.........................Dr. Jean McCormack Athletic Director ...................................Ian Day Associate Athletic Director........Louise Goodrum. Athletic Trainer....................Wendy Kirby, ATC


2010-11 Schedules................................................1 Did You Know That?.................................……...2 Meet the Coaches..................................................3 A Preview Of Cross Country................................4 Top 20 Cross Country Performers........................5 A Preview of Track and Field.......................... …6 Track and Field Record Holders........................7-8 Men’s and Women’s Rosters...........................9-10 Cross Country and Track Athletic Profiles.... 11-12 2009-10 Season’s Best Performances ………….13 Conference Champions………………………....14 UMass Dartmouth All-Americans..................15-16 UMass Dartmouth in Action……………………17 What Our Graduates Say………………………..18


In State Commuter ..............................10,358.00 Resident...........................….20,241.00 Out of State........................................ .30,303.00 These figures reflect Tuition and fees, room and board 2 •


UMass Dartmouth is the only Division III state school on New England to appear in U.S. News and World Report’s top tier ranking, and we have done it for

eleven years straight

? • The average class rank of incoming UMass Dartmouth students is the highest of all the division III state colleges aid universities in New England? • Last Fall, the Women’s Cross Country Team was selected by the National Cross Country Coaches’ Association as Academic Team All Americans, with combined grade point averages of 3.36…as well as ten other times since 1994? •

Twenty five

Cross Country and Track athletes made either Chancellor’s List or the Dean’s List in the spring 2010 Semester, with four more receiving over a 3.0? The Women’s Track Team GPA for the Spring, 2009, was 3.21? (Dean’s List = 3.2, Chancellor’s List = 3.8 • UMass Dartmouth has recently been selected by two national magazines, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine as being one of the top educational values in the Northeast? And that

no other state institutions in a similar category were ranked nearly as high?

• UMass Dartmouth offers free and extensive academic assistance to all students? The Academic Resource Center offers tutors, assistance in study skills, budgeting time, stress management, and specific academic assistance in four areas; Math and Business, Science and Engineering, Writing and Reading, and the Disabled Student Services Center, which provides a wide variety of services for learning disabled and physically disabled students? • UMass Dartmouth offers 65 majors and areas of concentration, as well as the ability to design your own course of study through a Multi Disciplinary approach?


Financial Aid.................................(508) 999-8632 Bruce Palmer-Director Admissions....................................(508) 999-8605


A 1974 UMass Dartmouth graduate when the university was known as Southeastern Massachusetts University, Steve Gardiner returned to the UMD campus in 2008 after serving as the head Boy’s Cross Country and Track & Field coach for the last 30 years at New Bedford High School. During that time, where he also served at times as the head girl’s coach, Gardiner reaped numerous professional awards, including membership in the Massachusetts Track Coaches Hall of Fame (2000) and the UMass Dartmouth Hall of Fame (2003), and the New Bedford H.S. HOF (2009) He was selected Massachusetts Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe (1980, 89, 93) as well as the Runner’s World Coaching All-Star Team in 1984. Under Gardiner, the Whaler’s captured five State outdoor championships, one Eastern Mass cross country title, as well as nine New England individual championships and three individual national high school All-Americans. Gardiner’s return to his alma-mater in the fall of 2008 has supplied renewed energy and commitment to the Corsair Track & Field teams. An accomplished hurdles and jumps coach, Steve became a Level II Certified track & field coach in 1990 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado springs. Gardiner’s extensive knowledge of the Massachusetts high school ranks bodes well for the future of UMass Dartmouth men’s and women’s track& field. In just his first two years, Steve’s impact has been felt, and the future looks very bright for both squads.


Jon Hird enters his 23 nd year at UMass Dartmouth after nine successful years as the Head Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Brown University, where he initiated both programs. Hird came to UMass Dartmouth in 1988 and took over the reins of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track teams from long time head coach Bob Dowd. While at Brown, his teams produced 32 Ivy League champions and 14 Ivy League records. His 1978 team won an Ivy League title and his 1979 squad won the New England’s.

In 1984 Hird had two nationally ranked relay teams, and six of his athletes and one of his relays relay teams qualified for the Division I NCAA Nationals. Since coming to then Southeastern Massachusetts University, it has been more of the same, with seventeen Division III All-Americans, ranging from the javelin, to the hurdles, to the 5000m. In 2006 Hird accepted increased administrative responsibilities with in the Athletic Department, and is currently the Coordinator of Academic Support Services for the Athletics Department. Hird’s current focus is as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, as well as captured nine men’s conference titles and six women’s crowns. Hird was selected Little East Conference Coach of the year in 2008 for his efforts in Men’s Cross Country. In the fall of 2009, Hird will start a three year stint as President of the New England Men’s Division III Cross Country and Track Coaches Association, as well as starting a four year term as a member of the National NCAA Track and Field Committee. A 1973 graduate of Middlebury college, the 4:18 miler received a Master’s Degree in Education from Brown in 1974


It is a special thing when a college athlete can make a significant mark in his sport as an athlete, and then come back and make an even bigger mark at his alma mater as a coach. Such has been the contribution of Deon Barrett, an All-American cross country runner at UMass Dartmouth in 1995,who returned a decade later to lend his significant talents to his sport and his school. Barrett enters his fifth season as assistant coach in cross country. In addition to his All–American status, Barrett is also a member of the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Hall of Fame (2004) as well as being ranked seventh on the all time list of cross country performers in the storied history of that sport at UMass Dartmouth. With personal bests of 14:50 for 5K, 24:50 for 5 miles, and 30:37 for 10K, he brings a great blend of coaching ability, personal running experience, and dedication to the runners at UMass Dartmouth. The men’s cross country team had it’s best season in a number of years in 2009, and Barrett was a major pert of their success. “Deon is my right and left hand,” says Head Coach Jon Hird.


Captain of several New Bedford H.S. state championship teams, Darren is a longtime coach with both head and assistant coaching stints in his extensive resume. As head coach at Old Rochester HS, his teams produced the first state championship in school history, and he has guided numerous state champs in the shot and discus. Darren brings a relaxed but careful coaching style to the UMD throwers. 3



If the 2009 UMass Dartmouth Cross Country campaign was a good one, then the 2010 version has a good chance to be even better. While two runners have moved on from last year’s UMD NCAA Regional top 14 team finisher, others are ready to take their (pictured above) place.

Nick Santoro (Sr. Shrewsbury, MA)

had a banner season last fall, leading the Corsairs in all their races. Owner of a LEC Conference runner–up 32:14.31 in the 10,000m last spring, Santoro logged 80 mile training weeks during the summer in preparation for an even better 2010 season. Conference champ in the outdoor 5000m,

Kevin Gilmore (Jr. Hanson, MA)

will be looking for the breakthrough season of which he is eminently capable. Without the hip injury which slowed him last summer, Gilmore tackled a training volume similar to Santoro, and the increased strength, combined with Kevin’s 15:20. 5K speed, may propel him near the top of the New England ranks. Corsair fans are looking to the return of

Derek Stevens (Swampscott, MA)

a fifth year senior who took last fall off due to injury. A top three runner in 2008, he should blend right in with Santoro and Gilmore. His 15:40 5K PR will put him right in the mix In addition to the top three, , Head Coach Jon Hird welcomes trackster

Eric Nygaard (Sr. Medway, MA)

with his 4:21.4 mile speed and Captain

Steve Burke (Sr. Norwell, MA

Burke had the breakthrough of the year last year. His first two years at UMass Dartmouth have been characterized by flashes of talent hampered by injury, but last fall Burke began torching cross country courses in the second half of the season, and continued that pace throughout the rest of the year, registering a 4:24.80 mile and an 8:52.74 3K. If Nygaard and Burke can make the “big three” a “big five,” might a top two conference ranking and a top 10 NCAA Regional finish be possible? Join the Corsairs at Williamstown on November 13 and find out.


With five of last year’s top seven returning, and with the addition of both returning veterans and talented new faces, seasoned cross country fans on the UMass Dartmouth campus are looking at 2010 with a great deal of anticipation. “Every year is a new year,” notes Head Coach Jon Hird, “And we still need to run the races, but there is a great deal of talent on this team, and I think we will have a great deal fun and success if we keep our focus clear and our goals high.” Similar to the men’s squad, the women’s 2010 edition should be blessed with two # 1 runners leading the pack. Last year’s Little East Conference Rookie of the Year

Caitlin McGarigal (Jr. Shutesbury, MA)

(above) should team up with the Corsairs’ number one runner in 2008,

Courtney Testa (Jr. Hopkinton, MA).

Both runners had top ten conference finishes in their inaugural season, with McGarigal finishing 5 th last year. Testa was the victim of a stress fracture in her leg early in the 2009 campaign, and just resumed training last spring, but has the ability to round out into a significant presence. The next five positions may fluctuate throughout the season, an indication of the talent and depth of the team.

Megan Oliveira (Jr. Somerset, MA)

filled the runner-up spot all last season, but she should get plenty of welcome company from team captain

Stacey Dybel (Jr. Littleton, MA), Rachel LeBlanc (So., E. Bridgewater, MA),

and a vastly improving

Meghan Bohigian (Jr. Barre, MA).

Not to be outdone, several freshmen will look to make their mark in the top seven. Chief among them are middle distance track and field speedster

Dekontee Chea (Chelmsford, MA)

, and

Kelci Sullivan, (Hanson, MA)

another talented member of the Whitman-Hanson HS stable of harriers. The Corsairs will have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to realize their goals, but if they are successful, then a top two finish in the conference, and a top 20 rank in the NCAA Regionals are definite possibilities.


UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Top Twenty Performers on U.M.D.’s Five Mile Course (Established in 1983)

1 24:11 Jim White 11/16/85 2. 3. 4. 25:00 25:01 25:06 Mike McGuire ’88 Helder Braz ’86 Scott Magane ’87 11/16/85 11/16/85 11/15/86 5. 6. 7. 8. 25:08 25:11 25:12 25:18 Abdilgani Abdi ’09 Bobby Cosgrove ’84 Deon Barrett ’95 Gary Mello ’01 9/20/03 9/24/83 11/13/93 11/1/97 9. 25:21 Nick Santoro ’11 9/18/10 10. 25:29 Bill Weshrob ’91 9/22/90 11. 25:34 Derek Stevens ’11 9/18/10 12. 25:36 Sean McLaughlin ’88 11/16/85 13. 25:37 Tom Steele ’97 9/23/95 14. 25:41 15. 25:43 16. 17. 25:49 25:50 17. 18. 19. 25:50 25:51 25:56 Kevin Gilmore ’12 9/18/10 John McMahon ‘86 11/16/85 Eric Holmes ’08 Jim Callaghan ‘91 Ahmed Sharifnoor Dave Krall ’91 Jeff Reed ’01 9/15/07 9/22/90 10/27/01 11/10/90 9/15/01

Top Twenty Performers on U.M.D.’s 5000 Meter Course

1. 2. 3. 17:57 17:57 17:58 Diane Weeder ’86 Nicole Fogarty Donna Weeder ’86 11/12/83 11/16/85 9/24/83 4. 5. 6. 18:44 Hilary Rocha ’92 11/15/88 7. 18:50 Dekontee Chea ‘14 9/18/10 8. 9. 10 18:07 18:31 19:02 19:06 19:07 Kristen Engstrom ’89 Maura McDonald ’99 Paula Gendron ’86 Theresa Duhamel ’84 Janice Cartier ’86 9/26/87 9/19/98 9/22/84 9/24/83 11/16/85 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 19:07 19:08 19:09 19:12 19:13. 19:14 19:14. 19:16 19:21 Karla Jarquin ’00 Rebecca Nichols ’94 Cristina Pinhancos ’93 Arlene Emory ’86 Michelle Doane ’96 Darnyl Williams ’90 Linda McInerny ’87 Ann Harrison ’86 Stephanie Hunt ’05 20. 19:22 Meaghan Bohigian ’12 20. 19:25 Sue O’Brien 9/19/98 9/19/92 11/11/89 9/24/83 9/24/95 9/26/87 9/26/87 9/24/83 9/20/03 9/18/10 9/26/87 5


Under second year Head Coach Steve Gardiner, ’74, HOF ’03, the Men’s Indoor Track and Field team achieved their highest finish in the history of the Little East/ New England conference indoor meet, and although the squad slipped a little in the outdoor meet, there is a strong and potent mix of new faces and returning vets which suggests an outstanding 2010-11. season in Throughout the 2009-10 campaigns, the sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers served as a dependable area of strength for the Corsairs. Junior

Nick Deininger ’11 (No. Attleboro, MA)

led the hurdlers under cover, and barrier specialist

Brian McArdle ’12 (Winchester, MA)

(above) led the hurdlers outdoors. Along with co-captain

Jeff Beale ’11 (Townsend, MA)

, McArdle and Deininger succeeded in monopolizing hurdle points in many of the Corsairs’ meets.

Hymlaire Lamisere ’12 (Newton, MA)

clocked a fine 6.60 in the 55m dash. Horizontal jumpers

Kevin Markie ’11 (No. Attleboro, MA)


Kaylin Miranda ’13 (Brighton, MA)

put on a show in the triple and long jumps, with Markie establishing himself as one of the top triple jumpers in New England Division III. For 2010-11 Markie will welcome the talents of freshman triple jumper

Chris Perry,

who has hit the pit in 48’ in the triple jump. Many opposing coaches envy the large form of

Rob Yarbough ‘ (Fall River, MA)

tossing the shot and the 35 lb. weight. Tops in the N.E. Alliance Conference in the shot put and among the list leaders in the weight, Yarbough is looking forward to having company in the form of incoming freshman throws standouts

Christopher Cole (Dartmouth, MA), Conway King (Boston, MA)

and A.I.C. transfer

Justin Chartier (Agawam, MA)

A strong showing this coming year from the middle distance and distance group will be required if UMD is to remain high in conference and New England ranks. Leading the way will be senior standout

Eric Nygaard, ’11, (Medway, MA),

who paced the Corsairs in every distance from the 600m to the mile, both indoors and outdoors. His 4:03.81 1500m converts to a 4:21.53 mile, and his 2:32.32 1000m indoors was a fraction of a second away from the school record. Nygaard looks to have strong company , as two of last years freshmen showed real promise in the 800m.

Scott Connolly (Sharon, MA)


Matt Ford, (Pembroke, MA) .


Head Coach Steve Gardiner has high hopes for the women’s squad in 2010-11, due in part to an influx of talent in the sprints, combined with top level talent in the throws and distance events, along with a conference gold medalist in the straight hurdles and long sprints, and you have a recipe for a very successful season. The 2009-10 indoor and outdoor women’s campaign’s saw an uptick in the sprints, as evinced by a school record in the 4 X 100m relay outdoors. The quartet of

Linee Mello Frost “11 (New Bedford, MA), Jill VanNess ’13 (Agawam, MA) , Shannon Singletary ’13 (Brockton, MA),


Briley Morrill ’11 (Whitman, MA)

carried the baton to a 49.75 baton carry. Add to this group speedy freshmen

Ezra Banks (Roxbury, MA.)


Jasmine Bien-Amie (Cambridge, MA.)

and you have the makings of an exciting point scoring section of the team. Not that other areas of the squad don’t have punch as well. Two conference gold medal winners and school record holders return to lead the Corsairs against conference And New England foes.

Kim Urena ’13 (So. Marleboro, MA)

(pictured above) ran away from opponents in the Conference 600m while posting a school record performance, and co-captain

Linee Mello- Frost

took strong command of both straight hurdle races, both indoors and out, registering clockings of 8.57 (55m hurdles) and 15.19 for the 100m barriers. First year runner

Dekontee Chea (Chelmsford, MA)

will also make her presence felt in the long sprints. The strength of the women’s squad for 2010-11 will not be limited to these areas either. The throwing events will showcase the talents of indoor and outdoor conference shot put record holder

Jermai Harrison ’11 (Jr. Brockton, MA)

as well as All-Conference selection

Brittany Cole (Jr. Dartmouth, MA). Emily Migre ’12 (Whitman, MA)

looks to burst out into the 120’ range in the javelin, and newcomer

Jessica Masse (Somerville, MA)

should help the throws squad develop into one of the most potent forces in the N.E Alliance Conference and the Division III ranks. In the distance area, the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs sport two more conference champions, with

Megan Oliveira ’12 (Somersett, MA)

returning in the 1000m, and

Caitlin McGarigal ’12 (Shutesbury, MA)

looking to reprise her success in the 3000 and 5000m runs.

All in all, a recipe for success in 2010-11




55 Meters: 200 Meters: 400 Meters: 500 Meters: 600 Meters: 800 Meters: 1000 Meters: 1500 Meters: Mile 3000 Meters: 5000 Meters: 55m Hurdles: High Jump: Pole Vault: Long Jump: Triple Jump: Shot Put: 35 Lb Weight: 4 x 200m Relay 4 x 400m Relay 4 x 800m Relay Distance Medley:


55 Meters: 200 Meters: 400 Meters: 600 Meters: 800 Meters: 1000 Meters: 1500 Meters: 3000 Meters: 5000 Meters: 55m Hurdles: High Jump: Long Jump: Triple Jump: Shot Put: 20 lb. Weight: 4 x 200m Relay: 4 x 400m Relay: 4 x 800m Relay


Tim Garcia ’01 Tim Garcia ’01 Chris Jodoin ‘08 Chris Jodoin ‘08 Tyler Buck ‘09 Scott Magane ’86 Paul Kelly ’90 Scott Magane ’86 David Krall ’91 James White ’86 James White ’86 Jonathan Garcia ’07 Sean Schofield ’97 Matthew Gansenberg ‘09 David Araujo ’89 David Araujo ’89 James Belmonte ’83 Bradford Cardoza ’98 Casper ‘06, White ‘09, Botelho ‘08, Garcia ‘08 Boucher ’10, Vatcher, 07 Machuor ‘08, Jodoin, ‘08 Lemanski ’10, Buck ’09, , E. Nygaard ’11, Holmes ‘09 E. Nygaard ’11, Arneaud, ‘12, Buck, ’09, Whelan, ‘10


6.55 22.42 49.88 1:05:31 1:24.04 1:56.19 2:32.04 3:57.58 4:18.44 8:25.44 14:16.71 7.37 6’6” 12’6” 23’10 ¾ ” 47’8” 47’9 ¾” 55’9” 1:34.55 3:21.15 7:58.51 10:24.31


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Natarsha Silva ’00 Courtney Pare ’08 Kathy Rabone ’86 Kimberly Urena ’13 Michelle Doane ’96 Stephanie Hunt ’05 Diane Weeder ’86 Cathy Carnes ’84 7.20 27.05 58.89 1:38.18 2:22.22 3:08.80 4:41.84 9:45.54 Cathy Carnes ’84 Linee Mello-Frost ‘11 Katie Malloy ’08 Natarsha Silva ’00 Patience Noah ’12 Jermai Harrison ‘11 Julie Briggs ’98 Paquette, Benoit, Jones, Anderson 17:06.14 8.49 5’5” 18’1 ½” 35’ 1/4” 40’4 3/4” 45’02” 1:53.61 Caselden, Bruno, Letendre, Doane 4:15.90 Conroy ’04, Armstrong, Hunt ’04, Nygaard 10:07.53 7


1999 2005 1986 2010 1995 2004 1984 1984 1983 2008 2007 1999 2010 2009 1998 1995 1995 2001


100 Yards 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 110m Hurdles 880 Yards Mile Run 1500 Meters 3000 M Steeplechase 440 Yd. Hurdles 400m Hurdles Shot Put Discus Throw Hammer Throw Javelin (New) Javelin (Old) Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Decathalon 440 Yard Relay 1600m Relay 3200m Relay


James Weeden Tim Garcia Jim Weeden Chris Jodoin George Itz George Itz George Itz James Kent James White James White Jon Garcia Michael Gandreau Mark Montigney James Belmonte Frank Conti ’80 Stephan Baptista Bruce Zapasnik Amos DaLuz ’84 David Araujo David Araujo Tom Hunt, John Steele Peter Mador Dale Whiting Weeden, Bullock, Hill, Webb Jodoin, White, Muller, Boucher Aubuchon, Magane, McLaughlin, O’Neil


9.6 10.86 22.04 49.35 1:53.5 4:10.1 3:47.9 9:13.1 14:26.88 29:34.2 14.20 53.8 53.9 51’4 1/4” 146’2” 190’3” 205’1” 225’2” 23’10 3/4” 48’11 3/4” 6’8” 15’0” 6452 points 42.6 3:22.72 7:59.4


100 Meters 200 Meters Jean Lincoln ‘94 Natarsha Silva ‘00 400 Meter Laura Caselden ’98 800 Meters Jan McGaffan ‘77 1500 Meters Mile Run 3000 Meters 3000m Steeplechase Diane Weeder ‘86 Diane Weeder ‘86 Diane Weeder ‘84 Carolyn Conroy ‘04 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 100m Hurdles 400m Hurdles Shot Put Discus Throw Javelin Throw Hammer Throw Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Heptathalon 400m Relay 1600m Relay Cathy Carnes 84 Paula Gendron ‘84 Linee Mello-Frost ‘11 Maureen Bruno Jermai Harrison ‘11 Lisa Warren Cathy Dors Julie Briggs Natarsha Silva Carla Poirier Michelle Lussier Katie Malloy ‘08 Mary Powell ‘09 Michelle Lussier Singletary, Morrill Bruno, Caselden, Doane, Comeau Mello-Frost, VanNess 12.31 25.65 60.54 2:21.04 © 4:34.74 © 5:06.14 © 9:43.64 © 12:04.74 16:53.04 37:50.94 © 15.48 66.16 39’ 3 ¼ ” 118’ 0” 155’0” 142’8” 18’ 6 3/4” 36’2” 5’5” 5’5 8’6 4461 points 49.75 4:11.13 8 1994 1997 1998 1977 1984 1983 1984 2002 1984 1984 2010 1995 2009 1982 1986 1998 1997 1993 1983 2007 2006 1983 2010 1995


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2010-11 Men’s Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Roster

Name Gerald Arneaud Thomas Barry Brenton Beaufils Jeffrey Beal ** James Bottary Steve Burke** Justin Chartier Kyle Costa Christopher Cole Scott Connolly Kevin Cordaro Marcus Cusick Brett Croteau Nicholas Deininger Matthew Ford Cody Gibney Kevin Gilmore Brandon Higgins Brian Hopkins Christopher Jordan Steve Kent Conway King Nikolay Kolev Hymlaire Lamaisere Jon Larcom Kevin Markie Brian McArdle Will McNamara Wesley Meserve James Morgan Johnson Nguyen Eric Nygaard Jesse Perrin Christopher Perry Jake Pimenta Nicholas Santoro Corey Sleep Daniel Sperrazza Derek Stevens Zachary Switaj Joseph Teixeira Patrick Tighe Brendan Wilson Robert Yarbough Cooper Zuo ** Co-Captain Class So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. so. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Gr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr Event(s) 400m 400H / Javalin Sprints Hurdles / Jumps Sprints XC / Distance Throws Mid-Distance Throws Mid Distance XC/ Distance 400m Javelin Hurdles Mid Distance Distance XC / Distance High Jump 400m/ 400H XC/Distance/Javelin Throws Throws Mid_Distance Sprints/Jumps Sprints LJ / TJ Hurdles Javelin XC / Distance Hurdles Sprints XC / Mid Distance Sprints Jumps Mid-Distance XC / Distance Sprints/Jumps Sprints XC / Distance Mid. Distance__ Javelin High Jump Sprints Throws Sprints Hometown/ Previous School_________ Dorchester (MA) Newton South_____ __ _ Wilmington (MA) / Wilmington H.S_____ Mattapan (MA) / Charlestown H.S._____ Townsend (MA) / No. Middlesex_______ Weymoutn (MA) / Quincy HS__________ Norwell (MA) / Norwell H.S.___________ Agawam (MA)/Agawam HS/ A.I.C.______ Somerset (MA)/ Somerset, HS//UVM____, Dartmouth (MA)/ Dartmouth, HS_______ Sharon (MA) / Sharon H.S.____________ Whitman, (MA)/ Whitman-Hanson HS___ Westport, (MA)/Diman Voc. Reg.______ Rehobeth (MA) / D-R Regional_________ No. Attleboro (MA) / No Attleboro______ Pembroke (MA) / Pembroke H.S._______ New Bedford (MA)/ New Bedford Voke Tech. Hanson (MA) / Whitman-Hanson Reg.___ Wareham (MA)/ Upper Cape Regional HS_ Mendon (MA) / Nipmuc Reg. H.S.______ Taunton (MA)/ Taunton HS ______ Stoneham (MA) / Stoneham H.S._______ Roxbury Crossing (MA)/ J.D. O’Bryant HS_ Taunton (MA) / Taunton H.S.___________ Newton (MA) / Newton Horth/ Iona College_ Bridgewater (MA) / Bridgewater-Raynham No. Attleboro (MA) / No. Attleboro H.S.__ Winchester (MA) / Winchester H.S.______ Stoughton (MA)/Stoughton HS_________ Merrimac (MA) / Pentucket H.S._________ Stoneham (MA) / Stoneham H.S.________ South Dennis (MA) / Dennis-Yarmouth H.S. Medway (MA) / Medway H.S.____________ Somerset (MA) / Somerset H.S._________ Attleboro (MA)/Dighton Rehoboth HS/B.C.C._ Peabody (MA) /Peabody HS___________ Shrewsbury (MA) / Merrimac College____ Fall River (MA) / B.M.C. Durfee H.S._______ Mansfield (MA) / Mansfield H.S.__________ Swampscott (MA) / Swampscott H.S._____ Tamworth (NH)/Kennett Regional HS____ Seekonk (M)A/ Seekonk HS____________ Carver (MA) Carver HS________________ East Falmouth (MA) / Falmouth H.S./ C.C.C.C_ Fall River (MA) / B.M.C. Durfee H.S.______ Worcester, MA/ Doherty HS____________


11 Women’s ________________ ____________________________________________

Name Ezra Banks Stephanie Basora Jasmine Bien-Aime Jenny Bien-Aime Meaghan Bohigian Brittney Carbone Emily Carr Dekontee Chea Brittney Cole Morgan Cooper Caitlin Door Mary Drake Stacey Dybel ** Jessica Farrier Sena Fontes Katherine Galindo Jermai Harrison Natalie Irving Rachael Kasanoff Rachel LeBlanc Brittany Lyons Jessica Masse Caitlin McGarigal Tessa McGrail Linee Mello-Frost ** Emily Migre Briley Morrill ** Megan Oliveira Carmelle Philippe Lauren Roche Shannon Singletary Kelci Sullivan Courtney Testa Kimberly Urena Jillian Van Ness Kelly Waldron Jamie Zizza ** Co-Captain Class Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. Event(s) Sprints Throws Sprints Throws XC / Mid Distance Mid Distance Discus XC/Mid Distance Throws Sprints High Jump P.V. XC / Distance Sprints Sprints XC Throws Sprints XC / Distance XC / Distance XC/ Distance Throws XC / Distance Distance Hurdles XC / Distance/ Jav_ Sprints XC / Mid Distance Sprints Sprints Sprints XC / Mid-Distance XC / Distance Mid Distance Sprints Mid-Distance PV Hometown / Previous School______________ Newton South H.S.____________________ Lawrence (MA) / Lawrence H.S.__________ Cambridge (MA)/ Cambridge R&L________ Boston (MA) / Health Careers Academy __ Barre (MA) / Quabbin Regional____________ Woburn (MA) / Woburn H.S.______________ narick (MA) / Keefe Voc-Tech_____________ Chelmsford (MA)/ Chelmsford H.S.________ Dartmouth (MA) / Dartmouth H.S.__________ Sunderland (MA) / Frontier Regional H.S.___ Foxboro (MA) / Foxboro H.S._____________ So. Deerfield (MA) / Frontier Regional H.S.__ Littleton (MA) / Notre Dame H.S.___________ New Bedford (MA) Greater NB Voke_______ Dorchester Center (MA) / Madison Park____ Stoneham (MA) / Stoneham H.S.__________ Brockton (MA) / Brockton H.S.____________ Mattapan (MA) / Charlestown H.S._________ Quincy (MA) / Quincy H.S.________________ Somerset (MA) / Somerset H.S.____________ South Yarmouth (MA)/ Dennis-Yarmouth H.S. Somerville (MA)/ Somerville H.S._________ Shutebury (MA) / Amherst Regional H.S.__ _ Shrewsbury (MA) / Shrewsbury H.S.________ New Bedford (MA) / New Bedford H.S._____ Whitman (MA) / Whitman-Hanson H.S._____ Whitman (MA) / Whitman-Hanson H.S.______ Somerset (MA) / Somerset H.S.__________ Woburn (MA) / Woburn HS______________ Norfolk (MA) / King Phillip H.S.__________ Brockton (MA) / Brockton H.S.___________ Hanson (MA) / _Whitman_Hanson H.S.____ Hopkinton (MA) / Hopkinton H.S.___________ Marlboro (MA) / Marlboro H.S.____________ Agawam (MA) / Agawam H.S. _ West Dennis (MA) / Dennis-Yarmouth H.S._ Stoneham (MA / Stoneham H.S.____________



Steve Burke (Sr. Norwell, MA) Business Management……

Steve had a breakout year in 2009 10…..Came on strong in the second half of the cross country season, named captain for 2010. Best race a 26:21 at Albany but looks to break into the 25’s. Finished right with Eric Nygaard to post 2-3 finish in the New England Alliance indoor mile with a 4:24.80…..Followed up successful indoor season with silver medal performance in the 3000m steeplechase, first time ever in that event. Ran best time of 9:48.66…..qualified for the New England Division III championships. Plagued with nagging injuries his first two years, Burke showed what he was able to accomplish when healthy. 2010-11 looks to be more of the same. Has very good mix of speed and endurance.

Caitlin McGarigal (Jr. Shutesbury, MA) Biology …….

Caitlin burst on the cross country and track and field scene in a big way in 2009-10…..Switching over from soccer with no prior competitive running experience, McGarigal made her impact felt immediately, finishing first for the squad in all the Corsairs’ competitions in the fall…..Best time was a 19:11 at the Albany Invitational…..Placed a sparkling 5 th overall in the New England Alliance conference X-C Championship at Keene State. Took silver medals in the indoor 3000m and the outdoor 5000m conference championship races. …...Posted best performances of 10:43.62 in the 3K, and 18:40.18 in the 5000m………boasts a cumulative 3.87 GPA, in biology, made Chancellor's list all four semesters

Kevin Gilmore (Jr


Hanson, MA) Business Management

Member of Division II Eastern Mass HS championship Whitman-Hanson XC team in 2007…..Will have major leadership role on both cross country and track and field squads in 2010-11……Best cross country race was a 25:53 clocking in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational……Logged personal best 8:52.49 in the 3000m and 15:20.98 in the 5000m as a soph……Top Corsair trackster in those events. New England Alliance and Little East Conference champion at 5000m in the spring……Holds 18 th spot all time among Corsair harriers on home course…….and may move up substantially in 2010. Twin brother Peter runs for Boston University.

Jermai Harrison (Sr. Brockton, MA) Psychology

Division I HS Massachusetts state indoor champ in the shot put…….showed promise in her freshman outdoor season but blossomed as a soph. Indoor and outdoor conference shot put champion with personal best throw of 40’ 4 ½”. …..Set meet and school records……2010 junior year was more of the same……Added indoor and outdoor conference shot put crowns, with best toss of 40’ 1 ½”. Has mounted the New England Alliance and Little East Conference gold medal podium in the shot four times. …..has a personal best of 111’2” in the discus. Was runner-up in the shot at indoor New England Division III championships at Southern Maine.

Kevin Markie (Sr. North Attleboro, MA) Crime and Justice

Transferred to UMass Dartmouth as a sophomore…..made immediate impact….Triple Jump specialist……was important third leg on 4 X 100m Relay. …... Has personal best of 45’ 3”…….Outdoor New England Alliance Champion in 2009 with 44’ 3 ½” jump……2010 indoor and 2010 outdoor Little East champion in the triple jump with jumps of 44’ 10 ¼” and 45’ 1 ¾” respectively…….Is third on the all time UMass Dartmouth indoor triple jump list, and fourth outdoors……..Was All-New England in the triple jump in 2009 with a 45’ 1” hop, step and jump…..Received a 3.62 GPA in the spring of 2010 in Crime and Justice.

Linee Mello-Frost (Sr. New Bedford, MA) Nursing

One of the top hurdlers in New England Division III since her graduation from New Bedford HS. Record breaking year for Linee in 2009-10, setting school and conference marks in the….100m hurdles. ……Registered personal best of 15.19 seconds. Set indoor school record of 8.47 in 2008...…..Co-Captain as a junior……All New England in the hurdles in 2008 and 2010 (indoors) and 2010 outdoors, and All-Division New England outdoors (6 th place).…Three time conference champ……..Dean’s List in fall of 2009. 11

Eric Nygaard (Sr. Medway, MA) Civil Engineering

Eric ran only outdoor track and field at Medway HS…. Only season offered……has become UMass Dartmouth’s top middle distance runner, leading Corsairs in the 600, 800, 1000m and mile in 2010 indoors, and 800m and 1500m outdoors. Logged personal best of 2:32.32 in the 1000m and 4:03.81 in the 1500m…. Was Little East Conference Champion in the Mile indoors….ran 4:24.52. Will be counted on in cross country to contribute strong top five finishes……Last of three Nygaards to come to UMass Dartmouth and run cross country and track and field…….follows Lindsay ’02, and Leanne, ’07. …..Capable of running 51.0 on 4 X 400m relay leg……Member of school record distance Medley and 4 X 800m relay squads.

Megan Oliveira (Jr. Somerset, MA) Nursing

Megan came into her own as a sophomore……garnered Little East Conference 1000m conference honors in 2010, and her 3:10.70 landed her 3 rd on all time event list……Outdoor campaign cut short by injury after registering 2:27.43 collegiate best……should be much quicker in 2011….May try the Mile in 2011…..Consistent second place finisher on Corsair cross country team. ……Best time of 20:20 at the Albany Invitational…..Injured much of her freshman fall…….Looks to make a big impact on the cross country course this fall. Top student in the classroom….3.44 cumulative average in very difficult UMD Nursing program…..three time Dean’s List recipient.

Nick Santoro (Sr. Shrewsbury, MA) Business

Transferred from Merrimack College and made an immediate impact…..Led the Corsairs through all cross country meets in 2009…… Best clocking of 25:51 at Connecticut College…..led Corsairs to team title in James Early Invitational at Westfield State with 7 th place out of 259 finishers. …. ..had very successful seasons on the indoor and outdoor ovals as well…..personal bests of 8:59.17 at 3000m, 15:32.83 at 5000m, and 32:14.31 in the 10,000m……Second overall in the conference 10K….. Doesn’t neglect his academic work while running, has a 3.54 cumulative GPA in Business.

Kim Urena (So. Marleboro, MA) Medical Laboratory Science

Though she did not compete extensively in 2009-2010, Urena gave UMass Dartmouth track and field fans a glimpse of what they have waiting for them in 2011……Long Sprinter and Middle Distance runner…..Ran four meets in 2010, but succeeded in setting school and Little East and New England Conference records in the 600m during limited indoor competition……. Undefeated in the 600m……set school record in the 500m at the Boston Games at the Reggie Lewis Center…..

Rob Yarbough (Jr. Fall River) Business

Rob has been one of the premier shot putter in the New England Alliance and Little East Conferences since his arrival as a freshman. …….has personal best of 47’ 5”……3 rd on school indoor all-time list …2010 indoor conference champion……has picked up the hammer and threw 149’6”, good for 6 th place on Corsair all-time list…Has personal best of 50’ 4 ¼” in the 35 lb. Weight…..3

rd on All-time school list…….Rob is a key lineman for the Corsairs’ football squad……as Offensive left tackle, closed the door on opposing defensive linemen trying to reach UMD quarterbacks. …..expected to play a big part in 2010 Corsair gridiron success…….Earned Dean’s list recognition in business in the spring, 2010…..Looks to approach 50 foot mark in 2011 in the shot, and has high goals for the 35 lb. weight and the hammer throw.

Jillian VanNess (So. Agawam, MA) Chemistry

Was an important addition to Corsair sprint squad as freshman in 2010…….Registered personal bests of 7.58 in the 55m Dash….13.29 in the 100m dash…..27.54 in the 200m……Had best meet at the Connecticut College Invitational in April…….Ran second leg on school and Little East Conference record 4 X 100m relay, breaking a 13 year old record… ran 49.75….. Will play soccer this fall …..Made Dean’s list in fall 2009 12


55m Dash 200m Dash 400 Meters: 600 Meters : 800 Meters 1000 Meters: 1500 Meters: Mile Run 3000 Meters: 3000m Steeplechase 5000 Meters: 10,000 Meter Run 110m Hurdles 400m Hurdles: Long Jump: Triple Jump: Shot Put 35 Lb. Weight Hammer Throw 4 x 100m Relay: Hymliere Lamisere ’12 Hymliere Lamisere ’12 Paul Grafov ’13 Eric Nygaard ‘11 Eric Nygaard “11 Eric Nygaard ’11 Eric Nygaard ’11 Eric Nygaard ’11 Kevin Gilmore ‘12 Steve Burke ‘11’09 Kevin Gilmore ’12 Nick Santoro ’11 Brian McArdle ’12 Brian Hopkins ’11 Kaylin Miranda ’13 Kevin Markie ’11 Robert Yarbough ‘12 Robert Yarbough ’12 Robert Yarbough ’12 Wilson ’13, Sleep ’10, Markie ’11, Lamisere ‘11 6.60 22.64 50.69 * 1:25.12 * 1:58.95 2:34.53 * 4:03.81 4:24.52 * 8:52.49 * 9:48.66 15:20.98 * 32:14.31 15.38 58.51 22’9 1/4” * 45’3 3/4” * 47’ 5 ” * 50’ 4 ¼” * 149’ 6” 43.18 55m Hurdles 100m Dash: 200m Dash: 600 Meters: 800 Meters :


Linee Mello-Frost ’11 Shannon Singletary ’13 Shannon Singletary ’13 Kimberly Urena ’13 Jessica Carpenter ’10 8.57 12.89 27.18 1:38.78 * 2:25.82 1000 Meters: 3000 Meters: 5000 Meters: 100m Hurdles Triple Jump: Megan Oliveira ‘12 Caitlin McGarigal ’12 Caitlin McGarigal ’12 Linee Mello- Frost ’11 Patience Noah ’12 3:10.70 * 10:43.62 * 18:40.18 * 15.19 35’ 6 ¾” * Javelin: Shot Put: Discus: 4 x 100m 4 x 400m Relay 4 x 800m Emily Migre ’12 Jermai Harrison ’12 Jermai Harrison ’11 Mello-Frost ’11, VanNess ‘13 Singletary ’13, Morrill ‘11 McGarigal ’12, Dybel ’12 10: 43.92 Bohigian ’12, Oliveira ‘12 * Indoor performances 118’ 7” 40’ 1 ½ * 111’ 2” 49.75 4:20.08 All N.E. Alliance * All N.E. Alliance L.E.C. champion * N.E. Alliance Champ Open N. E. All N.E. Alliance All N.E. Alliance All N.E. Alliance L.E.C. Champion L.E.C. Champion N.E. Alliance Champion L.E.C. champion All. N.E. Alliance N.E. Alliance Champion N.E. Alliance Champion All N.E. Alliance All N.E. Alliance L.E.C. Chmpion All N.E. Alliance N.E. Alliance Champ. L.E.C. Champion N.E. Alliance Champion All. N.E. Alliance All N.E. Alliance L.E.C. Champion 13

Little East and New England Alliance Conference Champion

s _________________________________________________________________________________________________


1988 1999


Tim Garcia Natarsha Silva 2002 2010 Vinnie Carafone Jillian VanNess

200m Dash

1998 Tim Garcia 2008 Chris Jodoin

400m Dash

2009 Gerald Arneaud

600m Dash

2009 Tyler Buck 2010 Kim Urena

800m Run

1998 Maura McDonald

1000 Meters:

1999 Maura McDonald 2000 Shelly Kenyon 2010 Megan Oliveira

1500m Run

1998 Maura McDonald 1999 Maura McDonald

Mile Run

2010 Eric Nygaard

3000 Meters

1998 Jackie Gorski 2000 Kelly O’Driscoll 2001 2003 2010 Jackie Gorski Abdulgani Abdi Caitlin McGarigal

55m Hurdles

2000 Ethan Wren 2001 Ethan Wren 2004 2005 Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia 2006 2008 Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia 2010

Shot Put

Linee Mello-Frost 2003 2009 2010 2010 Michael Young Jermai Harrison Rob Yarbough Jermai Harrison

25 lb/ 35 lb. Weight

1998 Julie Briggs 2010 Rob Yarbough

Long Jump

1999 Natarsha Silva 2008 Jonathan Garcia 2010 Kaylin Miranda


6.55 7.29 6.89 7.67 22.55 23.17 51.54 1:24.04 1:38.78 2:28.72 3:12.72 3:26.52 3:10.92 4:53.87 4:54.87 4:24.52 11:02.04 11:13.75 11:08.43 8:59.99 10:57.80 8.28 8.13 7.92 7.70 7.62 7.63 8.68 41’ ½” 40’ 4 ¾” 47’ 5” 39’ 11” 42’ 8 ½” 50’ 4 ¼” 18’ 1 ½” 22’ ½” 22’ 12 ¼”

Triple Jump

1998 Mitch Sousa 1999 Dan Almeida 2000 2001 Dan Almeida Dan Almeida 44’ ¾” 43’ 9” 43’ 5 ¼ ” 44’ 4” 2003 2010 Clayton Gullatt Kevin Markie 2010

High Jump

1998 1999 Patience Noah Mitch Sousa 34’ 7” 5’ 8 ¾” Orlando Rodriguez 6’ 2” 2003 2006 Clayton Gullatt Clayton Gullatt

4 x 400m Relay

2005 2007 39’ 1” 45’ 1 ¾” 6’ 1 ½” 6’ 2” 3:27.27 3:26.60

4 x 800m Relay

2000 2010 10:42.29 10:43.80


1998 Natarsha Silva

200m Dash:

1998 Laura Caselden 2005 Jonathan Garcia

400m Dash

2008 Chris Jodoin 2009 Gerald Arneaud

800m Run:

2000 Pat Gallagher

1500m Run

1999 Erin McDonald

3000m Run

1998 Maura McDonald

3000m Steeplechase

2007 Eric Holmes 2007 2008 Stacey Sarber Eric Holmes 2009 Eric Holmes

5000m Run

1998 Gary Mello 1999 2003 Maura McDonald Abdulgani Abdi 2010 Kevin Gilmore

10,000m run

2001 Jackie Gorski 2001 Jeff Reed

100m Hurdles

2009 Linee Mello-Frost 2010 Linee Mello-Frost

110m Hurdles

1999 Dan Almeida 12.40 27.68 22.68 49.35 50.02 2:00.42 5:00.94 10:57.09 9:37.02 13:22.13 9:44.70 9:38.80 15:14.90 18:56.50 15:23.99 15:43.43 39:00.81 33:35.94 15.91 15.19 16.22 2000 2003 2004 2005 Ethan Wren Mike Jordan Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia 2006 2007 Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia

400m Hurdles

2005 Chris Bothello 2007 Chris Jodoin 2008 Chris Jodoin

Shot Put

2003 Michael Young 2006 2007 Teresa McGrath Teresa McGrath 2009 2010


2004 2007 Jermai Harrison Jermai Harrison Bill McCormack Jihad Saba


1998 Julie Briggs


2000 Mark Kulakowski 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 Kelly Fitts Bruce Zapasnik Bruce Zapasnik Bruce Zapasnik Bruce Zapasnik 15.66 16.48 14.54 14.80 15.21 15.19 58.06 56.23 54.93 41’ 5” 36’ 2 ¾” 35’ 9 ½” 39’ 1” 39’ 1” 140’ 1” 111’ 10” 142’ 1” 162’ 3 127’ 8” 163’ 1” 179’ 9” 190’ 8” 191’1”

High Jump

1999 Ken Scanzio 2002 Ken Scanzio 2005 Clayton Gullatt

Long Jump

2004 Jonathan Garcia 2006 2007 2010 Jonathan Garcia J.T. Harold Kaylin Miranda 6’ 0” 6’ 2” 6’ 2 ¼” 21’ 0” 22’ 2 ¼” 22’ 7” 22’ 9”

Triple Jump

1998 Dan Almeida 1999 Dan Almeida 2001 2003 Dan Almeida Clayton Gulatt 42’ 2” 44’ 2 ½” 43’ 9” 41’ 4 ¼” 2007 2009 Jonathan Garcia Kevin Markie 2010 Kevin Markie 44’ 10 ¼”

Pole Vault

1999 Brendan McElvoy 11’ 0” 2006 Mary Powell

4 x 100m Relay

1998 2005 2007 2010 45’ 9 ¼” 44’ 3 ½” 8’ 6” 44.29 52.34 43.22 49.75

4 x 400m Relay

2007 3:23.79 14

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Brian Lockard Cathy Carnes Keith Coughlin HOMETOWN Abington Cohasset Andover Salem Peabody Concord EVENT Track/ 110m Hurdles Cross Country Track-1500m Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country NCAA LOCATION Beria, Ohio Boston, MA Grand Rapids, MI Rochester, NY Kenosha, WI Kenosha, WI 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1983 Keith Coughlin Michelle Lussier Lisa Warren Christy Baker Cathy Carnes Bob Cosgrove Diane Weeder Carol McCleod Concord Somersett Gloucester Rockland Peabody Danvers Revere Brockton Track-10,000m Track-Heptathalon Track-Heptathalon Track-3000m Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country Track-Javelin Naperville, Ill Naperville, Ill Naperville, Ill Naperville, Ill Fredonia, NY Fredonia, NY Fredonia, NY Naperville, Ill Cathy Carnes Diane Weeder* Donna Weeder Diane Weeder Diane Weeder Diane Weeder Cathy Carnes Carol McCleod Amos DeLuz James White James White James White Cathy Dors Rich Volkman Peabody Revere Revere Revere Revere Revere Peabody Brockton Fall River Collrain Collrain Collrain E. Bridgewater Taunton Track-5000m Track-3000m Cross Country Cross Country Track-1500m Track-3000m Track-5000m Track, Javelin Track, Javelin Cross Country Indoor Track, 5000m Track, 10,000m Track, Javelin Track, Hammer Naperville, Ill Naperville, Ill Newport News, VA Newport News, VA Northfield, MN Northfield, MN Northfield, MN Northfield, MN Northfield, MN Deleware, OH Lewiston, ME Grandville, OH Grandville, OH Grandville, OH Carol McCleod Helder Braz Nicole Fogarty James White* James White James White* Stephan Baptista Cathy Dors Stephan Baptista* David Araujo David Araujo David Araujo Kathleen Fitzgibbons Eric Lopes Deon Barrett Keith Rose Keith Rose Gary Mello Abdulgani Abdi Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia Bruce Zapasnik Jonathan Garcia* Jonathan Garcia Jonathan Garcia * Brockton Peabody Heath Collrain Collrain Collrain New Bedford E. Bridgewater New Bedford Harwich Harwich Woburn Brockton Stoneham Stoneham Rehoboth Stoneham Stoneham Stoneham Track, Javelin Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country Indoor Track, 5000m Track-10,000 Track-Hammer Track-Javelin New Bedford Track-Hammer Naperville, Ill Vinyard Haven Indoor Track-Long Jump Northampton, MA Vinyard Haven Track-Long Jump Northfield, MN Vinyard Haven Track, Triple Jump Freetown Track, Javelin Onset Track, 110m Hurdles Northfield, MN Beria, Ohio Waterville, ME Cross Country Track, Javelin Track, Javelin Track, 5000 Meters Cross Country Track, 110m Hurdles Track, Javelin Track, 55m Hurdles Track, 110m Hurdles Track, 110m Hurdles Grandville, OH Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA St. Paul, MN LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse, WI Lehigh, PA Naperville, Ill. LaCrosse, WI St. Paul, MN Hanover, IN Indoor Track, 55m Hurd. Bloomington, Ill. Waverly, Iowa Waverly Iowa Northfield, Minnesota Lisle, Illinois Oshkosh, Wisconsin 15

2008 Jonathan Garcia * * Indicates National Champion Stoneham Track, 55m Hurdles Ada, Ohio Jonathan Garcia ’08 6 x NCAA All American and 3X NCAA National Champion Eric Holmes ‘09 Jermai Harrison ‘11 New En New England Alliance and Little Three time New England Alliance and Record Holder Little East 3000m Steeplechase Champion

The New England Alliance

is an “umbrella” conference which seeks to ally two similar conferences;

The Little East,

and the

Massachusetts College Athletic Confere- nce,

with the goal of enhancing the conference champion- ships offered in a variety of sports. Cross Country and Track and field are it’s first two sponsored championships.

Little East Conference Schools MASCASC Schools

Eastern Connecticut State Univ. Keene State College Bridgewater State University Fitchburg State University Rhode Island College UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth Framingham State University Fitchburg State University Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Univ. of Southern Maine Massachusetts Maritime Academy Salem State University Worcester State University Westfield State University 16

UMass Dartmouth in Action Katie Malloy ’08 Jen Munyon ’07 Chris Jodoin ’08 S.R. School Record Holder 2 nd N. E. Indoor Pentathalon 400m (49.35) 500m (1:05.31) NCAA Qualifier HJ ( 5’ 5 ½”) Abdulgani Abdi Bruce Zapasnik ’05 ( 206 ’4”) Jacki Gorski ’01 10k Cross Country All- American All-American, 2 nd in NCAA Conference Record Holder (39:06) J.T. Harold ’09 L.J. Corey Bachand ’02 All ECAC Kelly (Fitz) Ferreira ’05 Javelin Conference Champ, ( 22’ 7”) Steeplechase: (9:30.32) 3 times NCAA qualifier (140’ 4”)


What Our Graduates Say………

State Senator Mark Montigny ’83

State Senator, Bristol District, Former chairman State Ways and Means Committee,

(School record holder, 400m hurdles, two time NE division III champion, two time NCAA qualifier.) “

I’ve always had a real drive to compete, whether it was in track or in politics. I constantly look back to the lessons I learned…in collegiate athletics. What I remember most about my days on campus were the wealth of opportunities available to me.”

Ron Grigg ’92

Director of Cross Country/ Track and Field, Jacksonville University, Six time Sun Conference Coach of the Year, 2008 USTFCCCA Division 1 South Region Coach of the Year. “

All of my greatest college memories involve Coach Hird and my teammates. I do my best to try and emulate with my athletes the same genuine care that Coach Hird displayed with his athletes.”

Robert “Bubba” Petersen ’95

National Bids Coordinator for M-F Athletics, the world’s largest supplier of cross country and track and field equipment. “

My years spent at UMass Dartmouth provided me with the structure which has helped me succeed in life both as a parent and in the business world. Learning how to balance athletics and academics while striving for success in both was challenging. Thanks to the coaching staff and the faculty, I was given the support I needed to allow me to push and attain my goals. As a team leader, I cherished the opportunities to lead by example, as well as motivate others and appreciate their success as individuals and as part of a team.

Carolyn (Conroy) Nye ’05

Marketing Manager, S&S Worldwide, Maker of arts and crafts, P.E. and sporting equipment

(Team Captain, Cross Country and Track and Field, All-Conference in both Cross Country and Track and Field, school record holder, 3000m steeplechase)

“The four years I spent at UMass Dartmouth were more than I could have hoped for. I had fully expected to attend another university specifically for business, but a week before the start of school, I changed my mind and enrolled at UMass, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Running four years of Cross Country and Track and field challenged me in ways I never thought possible. The lasting friendships and support I received from my team-mates and coaches helped me learn how to succeed and be productive in my life, and my experience at UMass Dartmouth has made me a better, more well rounded person truly capable of handling anything in my future. I know today that I chose the right university and I cherish my education, my running career, and my friendships.

Leanne Nygaard ’08

Cardiac Nurse, Miriam Hospital, Providence. R.I

(Team Captain, Cross Country, Track and Field, school record holder, 600 meters, Valedictorian of her senior class.)

As a high school junior, not a shadow of a doubt passed through my mind when I applied for early decision….in fact, UMass Dartmouth was the only school to which I applied. I felt that the curriculum and professors would match my work ethic and personality, and I knew I would thrive in that environment. Athletically….. UMass Dartmouth made me a better athlete, student, and person, and I am truly grateful for those experiences.