Track Team Does Well at MIT Pentathlon

Jan. 26, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA-Two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's indoor track and field team turned in good performances when they began second semester action at the MIT Pentathlon at the Howard W. Johnson Athletic Center Saturday. No team scores were recorded at the meet.

For the women, freshman Kristina Lundquist (Yarmouthport, MA/Dennis-Yarmouth HS) finished second with 2382 points. She ran the 55 meter hurdles in 9.48 seconds, high jumped four feet, 4 ¼ inches, threw the shot 29 feet, one inch, long jumped 15 feet, 6 ¼ inches, and ran 800 meters in 3:04.44. Her overall performance and her performance in the 55 meter hurdles qualified her for the New England Division III Championships.

For the men, senior Jimmy Knuuttila (Lunenburg, MA/Lunenburg HS) finished ninth with 2257 points. He ran 55 meter hurdles in 9.71 seconds, long jumped 16-7, threw the shot 24-10 ½, high jumped 5-7 and ran 1000 meters in 3:15.46.

The Corsairs will return to action when they compete at the University of Rhode Island's Sorlien Invitational next weekend.