The Beacons sports week was shortened by Friday’s massive winter storm, but the men’s and women’s track and field teams still set new program records at the 2013 Little East Conference/New England Alliance Indoor Championship meet at the University of Southern Maine.
Senior Hamza Abdul of Chelsea set a program record in the triple jump with a jump of 45-01.00 feet, senior Jake Kerin of Quincy set a program record in the 600 meters with a time of 1:24.45, and freshman Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn set a program record in the long jump with a jump of 17-09.50 feet, and she won the event as well.
The women’s team finished fifth out of six teams in the Little East Conference championship, and sixth out of ten teams in the New England Alliance. The men’s team finished fourth out of six teams in the Little East Conference. For the New England Alliance Championship, the Beacons placed ninth overall after their scores were combined with the scores from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) championship meet, which coincided with the LEC's championship.
The Beacons (10-11) ended a four-game losing streak Tuesday with a 69-55 win over the University of Southern Maine. The game capped off the official reopening of the renovated Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
The women’s basketball team (12-10) went 0-2 on the week, losing to both the University of Southern Maine and Suffolk University. The team hosts Plymouth State University tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the annual pink game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer research, with proceeds from the game going to Susan G. Komen for a Cure.
The men’s hockey team (16-4-2) couldn’t hold off the University of Southern Maine on Senior Night on Sunday. UMass Boston will close out the road portion of their 2012-13 regular season on Monday at the University of New England.
The lone game of the week was postponed due to the weather. The Beacons (8-10-4) make up their game against St. Anselm College tonight at 5 p.m. in the Clark Athletic Center Ice Rink. Both the men and the women will host their annual Pink at the Rink games on Friday. Proceeds from the doubleheader, which starts at 4 p.m., will benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure.
To follow Beacons athletics all week long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.