March 2, 2012

Track and Field Heads to N.Y. to Compete at ECAC Championship

BOSTON, Mass. – Looking to continue what has been one of the most memorable seasons in recent memory the track and field team packed their bags and loaded up the van to head to New York to take part in the two-day ECAC Division III New England Championship meet at the New York Armory.

With the preliminaries set for tomorrow a total of six Beacons will be competing against some of the top athletes not only from New England, but they will also be sharing the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center with athletes from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Set to compete in tomorrow's prelims is Samara Faustin (Boston, Mass.), who is the lone representative from the women's squad.  She will take part in both the 60 meter dash and 200 meter dash.

Kebba Nasso (Attleboro, Mass.) will look to keep what has been one of the single greatest freshman seasons in program history alive as he continues to battle for a spot in this year's national championship meet.  The Attleboro native will compete in three events tomorrow.  His first test will be the 200 meter dash.  His qualifying time of 22.45 seconds currently has him as the sixth fastest competitor in the event. 

The freshman is also set to compete in the 400 meter dash, which just a few short weeks ago he earned a gold medal in at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet.  Nasso's time of 49.45 is the fifth fastest qualifying time in the 22 sprinter field.  His final event will be the triple jump in which he currently sits ninth overall going into tomorrow's prelims.

Junior Jake Kerin (Quincy, Mass) will be the lone middle-distance runner competing at the ECAC Championship meet for UMass Boston.  Kerin enters the event with a qualifying time of 1:56.67.  Henry Morales (Chelsea, Mass.) will be one of the 31 competitors fighting for a spot in Saturday's championship in the triple jump. 

Ervin Lofton (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Tylor Hart (Newton, Mass.) will both be competing in the high jump, with Lofton seeded 16th and Hart 20th.  Lofton enters the meet with a qualifying height of 1.95 meters, while Hart goes into his first ECAC Championship weekend with a qualifying mark of 2.01 meters.

Anyone wishing to follow the Beacons at the ECAC Championship meet can do so via live results or a video webcast.  Both links will be posted on the New Balance Armory website tomorrow afternoon at http://www.armorytrack.com.