NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – After each earning a first place finish on Saturday sophomore Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman Hulerie McGuffie (Lynn, Mass.) were named the Little East Conference Field and Rookie Field Athletes of the Week respectively.
Joseph, defended his title as the Little East Conference's top high jumper when he broke the meet record on Saturday with a jump of 6-11.00 feet. The record setting jump shattered his 2012 jump record which also earned him a gold medal and the program's first-ever Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Year honor. The Brockton native still leads the country with his jump of 7-01.00 feet which he recorded in the first meet of the season in North Carolina.
For McGuffie, she notched her first outdoor gold medal on Saturday as she set a new program record in the event with a leap of 17-06.75 feet. The jump qualified for the New England Open and ECAC Championship meets and broke her original program record by more than four inches.