Track & Field Enjoys Strong Showing At Springfield's Maroon & White Classic

Track & Field Enjoys Strong Showing At Springfield's Maroon & White Classic

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Behind another historic performance from sophomore Wadeline Jonathas(Gonaives, Haiti), UMass Boston Indoor Track & Field posted three first-place finishes and 14 top-five finishes at the Springfield College Maroon & White Classic. 


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Jonathas continued to rewrite the national record books, as she ran the second-fastest time in Division III history in the 200M. The sophomore ran a 24.32 in the 200M, which is just .17 seconds slower than Bridgewater College's (Va.) Amber Celen ran at last year's NCAA Championship (24.15). Jonathas' time of 24.32 is the fastest time in Division III this year by nearly 0.70 seconds. 

Teammates Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.) and Ashley Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) finished second and third in the 200M with times of 26.95 and 27.16 seconds. 

Jonathas also won the 60M with a time of 7.71 seconds. Driggers finished fourth in the finals at 8.09 and Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Milton, Mass.) recorded an eighth-place finish (8.27). Jonathas continues to lead the entire country in the 60M as well, as her time of 7.61 seconds is still over 0.10 seconds faster than anyone else's time.

She wrapped up her impressive day with a fourth-place showing in the women's high jump (5-0.50 feet). 

Freshman Angie VandenBoom (Foxboro, Mass.) was the second of three Beacons to set a program record. She finished fourth in the women's 600M with a new program record time of 1:50:18.

Fellow freshman Paulina Vo (Braintree, Mass.) set the program record in the 60-meter hurdles. She ran a new program best 10.25 in the prelims and finished fifth overall in the finals. She also earned an impressive second-place finish in the triple jump with a jump of 34-01.25 feet.

On the men's side, UMass Boston had the top three finishers in the 60M dash finals. Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.) took home first place in 7.05 seconds, while seniors Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.) tied for second in a photo-finish at 7.08 seconds.

Miriyoga also took second in the 200M with a time of 22.91 seconds.

Freshman William Barrett (Everett, Mass.) added a second-place finish in the 3000M (9:20:15) and Virgil Harrell III (Hamden, Conn.) ended the triple jump in third with a leap of 42-10.75 feet.


UMass Boston will compete in two separate meets next weekend. The women's team will be at the John Terrier Classic on Friday at Boston University. Meanwhile, some members of the men's team will travel to BU on Saturday, while the women's team and the rest of the men's team will compete in the Wheaton College Invitational on Saturday.