UMass Boston Freshman Wadeline Jonathas Brings Home Two More National Titles

Colleen Locke | May 31, 2017
Freshman sprinter Wadeline Jonathas won two more titles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio.

Freshman sprinter Wadeline Jonathas won two more titles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio.

Freshman Sprinter Now a Three-Time National Champion for Beacons

Wadeline Jonathas, a freshman originally from Gonaives, Haiti, picked up two more national titles over Memorial Day weekend at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio.

Jonathas first won the 400-meter dash with a Division III record time of 52.81 seconds. Ninety minutes later, Jonathas broke her own Division III record in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line in 23.57. In the 200, Jonathas bested the runner who defeated her at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship Meet in March.

Jonathas is the first Beacon to win multiple national individual titles at the same meet since Genesia Eddins '88 won the 400 and 800 meters at the 1987 Outdoor National Championship Meet. Jonathas previously won the 400 meters at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship Meet. She is now a three-time national champion and a four-time All-American.

Baseball Falls Short in College World Series

The Beacons baseball team picked up their first-ever win in the College World Series on Saturday in Appleton, Wisconsin. But they lost Friday and Sunday to North Central College of Illinois, ending their run in the double-elimination tournament.

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