Senior leads women's team with 19 points at Corsair Invite
At left: Cora Gingras
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Eastern Connecticut State University senior Cora Gingras (East Hampton) recorded 19 points in three field events and also ran a leg of the 4x400 meter relay Saturday at the Corsair Track and Field Invitational, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Gingras won the high jump (4-11), was second in the triple jump (34-5 ¾) and eighth in the long jump (14-5) and helped the 4x400 relay to a fourth-place finish (4:16.62) and five additional points.
For the men, junior Fredrick Hewett (New London) qualified for next month's New England Division III Championships with a time of 50.60 in the 400, which netted him second place in a field of 32. Hewett also ran a leg of the winning 4x100 relay (44.28) and a leg of the 4x400 relay which was second in a time of 3:29.35
The Eastern men and women both finished seventh overall. The women amassed 59 points in a field of 14 teams, while the men picked up 46 points among 13 competing institutions. Other teams competing from the New England Alliance were host UMass Dartmouth, Bridgewater State University, Rhode Island College and Massachusetts Boston.
Luisantonio Rosado (far left), and Andre Reynolds
Other top performers for the women included juniors Akaya McElveen (New Haven), Tacia Bryant (Guilford), Katie France (Portland), and Lauren Hultzman (Putnam), sophomore Kelly Labanara (Chaplin) and freshmen Emily Kohn (Columbia), Kylie McCartney (Manchester) and Chelsea Morsey (East Hampton).
McElveen was second in a field of 21 in the 400, Bryant 13th among 45 in the 200 and sixth among 15 in the long jump, France sixth among 17 in the 1,500, Hultzman sixth among 21 in the javelin, Labanara ninth among 17 in the 1,500, Kohn third in a field of 26 in the discus, McCartney seventh among 17 in the 1,500, and Morsey 11th among 24 in the 800.
For the men, sophomore Andre Reynolds (Hartford) matched Hewett with eight points in a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.82 -- .71 seconds off his program record. He was also 12th in a field of 28 in the long jump.
Additional top performers for the men were seniors Ryan Franklin (Glastonbury), Nick Miller (Norwich) and Alex Verrill (Hiram, ME), junior Andrew Prince (Orange), sophomore Luisantonio Rosado (Ponce, PR) and freshmen John Boisette (East Hartford) and Brandon Sullivan (Coventry, RI).
Franklin was sixth among 15 competitors in the 400 hurdles, Miller seventh among 17 in the 5000, Verrill tenth among 28 in the long jump, Prince seventh among 42 in the 100, Rosado seventh among 17 in the 110 hurdles and seventh in a field of 15 in the 400 hurdles, Boisette eighth among 42 in the 100 and Sullivan 12th among 46 in the 200 and 12th among 42 in the 100.
Boisette, sophomore D'Vonte Chambers (West Haven) and Prince joined Hewett on the winning 4x100 relay and Boisette, Reynolds and Chambers teamed with Hewett on the second-place 4x400.
Eastern hosts its annual invitational Friday at 3:30 p.m. Competing institutions include men's and women's teams from Bridgewater State, Gordon College, Lasell College, and Trinity College and the Salve Regina University women's team.