LEAVITT LEADS UMASS BOSTON INDOOR TRACK AND FIELDAT NCAA III MEN'S AND WOMEN'S NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 23, 2008

MEDFORD/NORTHAMPTON, MA - Junior Mike Leavitt (Brockton, MA) finished 13th in the 3000 meters with a time of 9:05.83 to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's and women's indoor track and field team today at the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's New England Regional Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Men's Championships were hosted by Tufts University in Medford, MA, while the Women's Championships were hosted by Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Judy Cazeau finished 15th in the women's long jump with a leap of 4.30 meters for UMB, while placing 23rd in the 55 meter dash preliminaries with a mark of 8.02. Junior Jennifer Wong (Quincy, MA) posted a time of 9.80 to finish 18th in the 55 meter hurdles preliminary run.

The Beacons will be in action again on March 7, when Leavitt competes at the ECAC Championships for UMass Boston.