McGuffie and O'Brien Compete on Day 2 of National Championship
400 meter dash prelims
DELAWARE, Ohio – On the second day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship, junior high jumper Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) made history by becoming the first three-time All-American in UMass Boston men's track and field history. The Brockton native finished in fourth place in the event with a jump of 6-10.25 feet Friday afternoon at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Not only does Joseph become the first-ever three-time All-American in track and field history, but he also stands as the only three-time male All-American in the history of UMass Boston. The fourth place finish ties a career best finish for Joseph, while his height of 6-10.25 feet marks a new career best at the National championship.
Also in action on Friday, was Hulerie McGuffie (Lynn, Mass.) who secured a spot in the 400 meter dash in tomorrow's championship. Already set to compete in the 4x100 meter relay, McGuffie won her heat in the 400 with a time of 55.76 seconds, which was the second fastest qualifying time.
McGuffie will look to win her first individual national title tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., when she competes against a very deep field of sprinters.
Senior Renee O'Brien (Stoneham, Mass.) closed out her collegiate career as a high jumper on Friday. As the Beacons first field competitor at national's in over 30 years, O'Brien recorded a height of 5-03.00 feet. She ends her solo career as the top high jumper in program history with her mark of 5-06.00 feet, which she set earlier this year.
Tomorrow's final in the 4x100 meter dash is scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m., while the 400 meter dash is set for a 2:55 p.m. start.