The Week in Beacons Sports: Track and Field Brings Home 8 Gold Medals

Office of Communications | April 29, 2014
The Week in Beacons Sports: Track and Field Brings Home 8 Gold Medals

Sophomore Earns 5 Gold Medals at Conference Championship

UMass Boston sophomore Hulerie McGuffie set a Little East Conference record with five gold medals at the LEC Outdoor Championship over the weekend. McGuffie repeated in two events and set two meet records en route to gold medals in the women's 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

In the 4x100 meter relay, McGuffie teamed with junior Krista Ledin, sophomore Anisha Trappier, and senior Renee O'Brien to earn a combined time of 48.63 seconds.  In the 4x400 meter relay, McGuffie, O'Brien, and Trappier were joined by senior Ari Leao for the winning time of 4:03.24--a New England Alliance Meet record.

The track and field team won a program record eight gold medals in all. In the women’s long jump, O’Brien tied the program record with a leap of 5-05.00. In the men’s long jump, junior Carl Joseph won his third straight LEC championship with a leap of 6-09.00 feet. UMass Boston freshman Taylor Smith won the first discus medal in UMass Boston program history with a winning throw of 126-00 feet.

Men’s Lacrosse
Men’s Lacrosse (8-9) will face UMass Dartmouth tonight at 7:30 for the first round of the LEC Tournament. The team lost 11-5 to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday in the final game of the regular season. On Thursday, the Beacons knocked off Regis College 14-2.

Men’s Tennis
Men’s tennis (8-8) ended the regular season with an 8-1 win over Salem State University and a 7-2 win over Rhode Island College. With Friday’s win over Salem State, UMass Boston's senior class became the fifth class in program history to reach 30 wins. The conference semifinals are Thursday. The time and location are still to be determined.

A grand slam by junior Chris Adams helped the Beacons (14-19) earn a split against Plymouth State University on Friday, the lone bright spot in a 1-3 week. UMass Boston is on the road this afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. start against Wheaton College.

Softball (12-25) fell just short of their LEC Tournament bid, ending the season with six losses.

To follow the Beacons all season long, visit

Tags: athletics , beacons , lacrosse , sports , tennis , track and field

Comment on this story

Comments (0)