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Falcons’ McWhinnie-Armstead Takes 5th at Division 3 New England Meet

February 25, 2019

CAMBRIDGE -- Sophomore Christian McWhinnie-Armstead took fifth place in the high jump to lead the Fitchburg State University men’s track and field team at Saturday’s Division 3 New England Championships at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center.

McWhinnie-Armstead earned Division 3 New England honors with a fifth-place jump of 1.90 meters, leading the FSU men to a 20th-place team finish with a total of 3.5 points. Also for the Falcons, the 4,000-meter distance medley relay team of senior Joseph Darrigo, freshman Michael Masterson, of Pepperell, classmate Nicholas Sachetta and sophomore Jacob Movessian posted a 15th-place time of 11:04.66.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Movsessian, Masterson, senior Ryan Stopka and sophomore Joe Weston posted a time of 3:41.38 with an 18th-place finish, while the 4x800 relay team of Joseph Darrigo, Stopka, Sachetta and sophomore Timothy Sheehy rounded out the top efforts for the Fitchburg State men, finishing 16th with a time of 8:45.22.

The Fitchburg State women, meanwhile, were in action at Saturday’s Division 3 New England Championships, hosted by Bowdoin College, in New Brunswick, Maine.

The Falcons were led by the 4x200-meter relay team of freshman Chloe Guzman, senior Phedelia Boakye, sophomore Sylvia Owusu-Agyeiwaa and freshman Denise Yeboah, placing 23rd with a time of 1:58.50.

The Falcons return to action on Saturday as select members compete in the Tufts Last Chance Qualifier, starting at 10 a.m.