Dartmouth, MA - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon sprinter Joshua Guyer (Lyndonville, VT) established a new school record as the men's track and field season began at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsair Classic on Saturday. Seniors Guyer, Matt Francis (Freeport, ME), and Robert Denton III (Providence, RI) and sophomore Kevin Desmond (Colchester, VT) competed.
Guyer bested the previous school record in the 100 meter dash by .03 seconds with a time of 11.96, finishing 23rd out of 61 runners. Desmond finished 58th in the 100 in 13.56 and fouled on all three attempts in the triple jump. Guyer also finished 41st out of 80 in the 200 meter with a time of 24.98. Francis completed the 800 meter in 2:37.25, good for 48th out of 53. He finished the 1500 meter in 5:05.68, 41st out of 52. Denton competed in teh shot put and the javelin, recording throws of 8.26 meters (39th of 46) and 31.99 meters (32nd of 44) respectively.
Hornet head coach Hayden Bunnnell had these thoughts on the first meet of the season: "We have a lot of room for improvement as I expected, but I thought everyone on the Men's team had a good starting, like Josh in the 100, Rob in the Shot Put, Matt running well in the 1500, and even though Kevin fouled all 3 times, but the jumps he fouled would have been good marks. We have a lot to work on, but I think overall we have a good baseline on where we are at performance wise."
Next weekend the Hornets will compete at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational at Fitchburg State University. The meet is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.