McWhinnie-Armstead, Stalters Lead the Way for Fitchburg State
MEDFORD -- The Fitchburg State University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams were in action at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational, hosted by Tufts University, on Saturday.
The FSU men finished 12th overall with 23 points, led by sophomore Christian McWhinnie-Armstead, who placed third in the high jump with a MASCAC qualifying mark of 1.85 meters, while classmate Jacob Movsessian turned in a fourth-place time of 16:02.24 in the 5,000 meter sto qualify for MASCACs.
Senior Cameron Stalters added a fifth-place time of 8.75 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for MASCACs, while the 4x400-meter relay team of junior Brandon Amello, senior Austin Landress, freshman Michael Masterson, of Pepperell, and classmate Nicholas Sachetta posted an eighth-place time of 3:46.32.
In the 60-meter dash, junior Zachary Joseph and sophomore Asante Monteiro turned in postseason qualifying times of 7.23 and 7.25 seconds, respectively, placing ninth and 10th, while senior Joseph Darrigo finished eighth in the 5,000 meters with postseason qualifying time of 16:37.35.
In the 800 meters, Landress (2:06.68) and Sachetta (2:08.05) both qualified for MASCACs, while freshman Brandon McNeil notched a a postseason qualifying mark of 6.14 meters in the long jump.
Senior Brendan Courtney posted MASCAC qualifying marks in the shot put (11.29 meters) and the weight throw (11.55), while McNeil and junior Wilkerson Pierre rounded out the top Falcons performances for the Fitchburg State men, placing 10th and 11th, respectively, in the triple jump with postseason qualifying marks of 12.37 and 12.28 meters.
Sophomore Kambrynn Bowman led the Fitchburg State women, placing ninth in the 1,000 meters with a MASCAC qualifying time of 3:14.68, while the 4x200-meter relay team of freshman Chloe Guzman, classmate Denise Yeboah, sophomore Sylvia Owusu-Agyeiwaa and sophomore Makaisha Gonzalez, of Lunenburg, turned in a 10th-place effort of 2:03.27.
In the 1,000 meters, freshman Nyasia Torres, of Fitchburg, and senior Jennifer Desilvestre posted personal-best times of 3:57.28 and 3:59.13, respectively, while Guzman added a MASCAC qualifying time of 8.73 seconds with a 16th-place effort in the 60-meter dash.
In addition, Gonzalez posted her second postseason qualifying time on the day, placing 15th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.51 seconds, while Yeboah registered a MASCAC qualifying mark of 4.63 meters in the long jump.
Junior Brianna Young notched a pair of MASCAC qualifying marks in the shot put (10.47 meters) and the weight throw (8.62), while junior Heisha Santos-Flores recorded a distance of 6.45 meters in the shot put, as well as registering a mark of 7.46 meters in the weight throw.