Track & Field Earns Two First Place Finishes at ECAC Championship
TROY, N.Y. – On the final day of the 2014 outdoor regular season, track and field ended the season in dramatic fashion winning gold in two events, while also setting a new program record at the ECAC Championship Meet hosted by RPI Friday afternoon.
Hulerie McGuffie (Lynn, Mass.) and Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) each won gold for the second straight week, while freshman Taylor Smith (Burlington, Mass.) broke her previous record in the discus throw. Joseph, who is looking to become the program's first three time All-American won the high jump with a leap of 6-10.25 feet. For McGuffie she recorded the fastest time in 200 meter dash and fell just .01 seconds short of tying the program record with her time of 24.57 seconds.
Smith continued to shatter the program mark in the discus as the freshman recorded a toss of 135-05 feet to secure a fifth place finish in Friday's championship.
Also in action in the 200 meter dash was Anisha Trappier (Taunton, Mass.) as the sprinter recorded a time of 25.40 seconds to finish in seventh place overall. The men's high jump saw Tylor Hart (Newton, Mass.) record a height of 6-05.00 feet, while on the women's side Renee O'Brien (Stoneham, Mass.) finished with a jump of 5-02.50 feet. O'Brien also competed in the 200 meter dash and finished with a time of 25.46 seconds.
The women's 4x100 meter relay team closed out the 2014 outdoor season with a time of 49.54 seconds.
Overall the women's team finished in 16th place with a combined 19 points, while the men's team finished in 24th place with 10 points.
The Beacons will now wait to see who has officially qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship meet. The NCAA will release the official qualifiers on Sunday at 10 a.m. at www.ncaa.com.