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The Week in Beacons Sports: Freshman Shatters 1986 Record at Track Meet

Office of Communications | April 16, 2014
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Seven Records Set at ECSU Meet

Freshman discus thrower Taylor Smith didn’t just win first place at the Eastern Connecticut State University Invitational on Friday. She broke both the 1986 UMass Boston program record and the meet record with her throw of 129-01 feet.

The Beacons set five other meet records: Hulerie McGuffie finished the 100-meter dash in 12.32 seconds, Anisha Trappier finished the 200 in 24.38 seconds, the women’s 4x100-meter relay team posted a time of 48.82 seconds, the women’s 4x400-meter relay team recorded a time of 4:00:99, and high jumper Carl Joseph had a leap of 6-08.75 feet. Track and Field will next compete in the MIT Invitational on Saturday.

Men’s Tennis
Men’s tennis (5-6) was 2-1 on the week, including a decisive 7-2 win over Bridgewater State University on Saturday. Four Beacons finished 2-0 on the day, winning both their singles and their doubles matches. They will be at Babson College on Thursday at 3 p.m.

The Beacons (10-12) return to action on Wednesday at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. The team hosts Roger Williams University at 3:30 p.m. The lone bright spot in a 1-4 week was a doubleheader split with UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.

Men’s Lacrosse
The Beacons (6-6) lost their only game this week, an 11-7 decision to Western Connecticut State University. They will host Keene State College on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Boston College High School.

The Beacons (8-15) were 3-3 this week. Two of those wins came against Framingham State University. Senior Erika Vecchiet was the hero of the first game of the doubleheader, finishing 4-4 with two runs and three RBI, including a walk-off single with the bases loaded. The Beacons won the game 9-8. Freshman Lauren Mitsiaris led the way in the second game, by going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. The Beacons won that game 10-3. The Beacons will host Brandeis University for a doubleheader on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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