March 2, 2013

Faustin Sets Second Program Record at ECAC Indoor Championship Day Two

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Another day and another program record broken by senior sprinter Samara Faustin (Boston, Mass.).  Yesterday afternoon Faustin broke her own record in the 60 meter dash maintaining her dominance in the event.  However, on Saturday Faustin catapulted herself to a whole new level as she broke the program mark in the 200 meter dash set back in 1985 by All-American and national champion Murtonda Durant. 

Faustin beat out one of the oldest records in UMass Boston Women's Track and Field history by a mere one-hundredth (25.44) of a second to also earn third place in the event.  She would lead the women's team to a 19th place finish overall at the two-day meet.  Also competing in the 200 and setting a new personal best was freshman Renee O'Brien (Stoneham, Mass.) with her time of 26.61 seconds to earn 22nd place.

Freshman Hulerie McGuffie (Lynn, Mass.) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 400 meter dash with her new personal best of 57.94 seconds.  With that time, she sits amongst the top-20 sprinters in the country and also grabbed fifth place at ECAC's. 

O'Brien was not done with her personal bests as she matched it in the high jump with a leap of 5-02.50 feet to finish tied for 11th overall.

On the men's side senior Jake Kerin (Quincy, Mass.) closed out the 500 meter dash just two seconds off the program record.  A new personal best for the Quincy native, Kerin closed out the event in 17th place with a time of 1:07.67.  Tylor Hart (Newton, Mass.) posted a height of 6-07.00 feet in the high jump to finish fourth overall.  Hart still remains in the top-20 in the event with the selections for this year's national championship meet coming out early next week.