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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:22 am

Southern Maine Finishes Third at State Meet

GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field won 11 events Saturday night en route to a third-place finish among the five teams competing at the 47th annual Maine State Indoor Championships meet held at Merrill Gymnasium on the campus of Bates College.

Host Bates used four individuals titles and depth to take home its third consecutive team title scoring 177 points. Bowdoin College edged USM for the runner-up spot, 146-143. Colby College was fourth with 76 points and Saint Joseph’s College had 12 to complete the field.

The Huskies brought home the meet’s individual hardware as junior Zach Miller (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding) and senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) were selected as the outstanding performers. Miller received the Most Valuable Track Athlete Award while Ruginski was the recipient of the Peter Goodrich Memorial Field Athlete of the Meet Award for the second straight year.

Miller won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.03 seconds, and successfully defended his 200-meter title crossing the line in 22.67 seconds. He also ran the opening leg for the Huskies’ winning 4 x 400-meter relay that posted a time of 3:27.88.

Ruginski set two meet records as he swept the long jump and triple jump titles for the third straight year. He won the long jump with a mark of 7.17 meters (23-6 ¼), breaking the longest standing meet record of 7.08 meters (23-2 ¾) set by Leon Braithwaite of Colby in 1969. Ruginski came back to win the triple jump with a leap of 14.78 meters (48-6) breaking his own record of 14.73 meters (48-4) set last year.

Senior Sheldon Allen (Boston, Mass./Charlestown) won his second state crown in three years winning the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.44 seconds. Allen also ran the third leg of the 4 x 400 relay. Allen also had a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters crossing the line in 23.52.

Junior Dan Webb (Acton, Maine/Sanford) took the 400-meter title with a time of 50.33 seconds for his first individual state tile. He ran the third leg of the Huskies’ winning 4 x 800-meter relay that posted a time of 8:07.53,

Junior Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) won the 600-meter crown in a time of 1:21.84 and anchored the 4 x 400 relay. Senior Kevin Desmond (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy) won his first state title winning the 800 meters in 1:57.73, and ran the anchor leg of the 4 x 800 relay.

Freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) won the high jump clearing a season-best 1.96 meters (6-5). He also ran a leg of the 4 x 400 relay. Dyer also finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 6.36 meters (20-10 ½).

The Huskies took four of the six scoring positions in the pole vault. Junior Nick Wall (Sanford, Maine) and freshman Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) tied for second place clearing 4.15 meters (13-7 ¼). Junior Ryan Turner (Lebanon, Maine/Winslow) was fourth, also clearing 4.15 meters. Freshman Jacob Moody (Wells, Maine) was sixth with a height of 3.70 meters (12-1 ½).

Senior Conor Sullivan (Scarborough, Maine), running in his first indoor state meet after a stellar four-year basketball career, finished fourth in the 600 meters (1:24.30) and ran the lead leg for the 4 x 800 relay. Sophomore Roger Charest (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) was fourth in the 800 (2:00.58) and followed Sullivan in the relay.

Freshman Jordhan Levine (Waterville, Maine) finished fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.27 meters (43-6 ½), and Helderman was sixth the high jump (1.88 meters/6-2).

The Huskies will travel to Providence, R.I., next Saturday to compete in the annual Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:23 am

CHELIMO, HALE WIN MAINE STATE MEN'S TITLES

LEWISTON, Maine --- David Chelimo and Jeff Hale were winners for the Colby College men at the State of Maine Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday night at Bates College.

Hale won the 3,000-meter run by more than four seconds with his championship clocking of 8:43.99. Hale also placed second in the mile run at 4:19.2.

Chelimo had good competition in winning the 1,000 meters with a finish of 2:34.01. He defeated John Stansel, who had a 2:34.64. Chelimo also placed fourth in the mile (4:21.89).

Runner-up finishes for Colby went to: Charlie Coffman in the 5,000 meters (15:23.83) and Brian Sommers in the 600 meters (1:22.44).

Colby sprinter Ethan Druskat placed third in the 60 dash (7.09).

Colby placed fourth out of five teams with 76 points.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:58 am

Kirk Named LEC Track Athlete of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced Monday afternoon that University of Southern Maine junior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) has been selected as the women’s Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending February 8.

Competing at the annual Maine State Indoor Championships, Kirk was a double winner taking the titles in the 200 and 400 meters. She won the 400 meters with a time of 59.45 seconds, and later the 200 in 26.31 seconds. In addition, she ran the opening leg for the Huskies’ winning 4 x 200-meter relay, combining with sophomores Liz O'Neal (Brunswick, Maine) and Deonna DaSilva (East Providence, R.I.), and freshman Cailley Ledue (Scarborough, Maine) to post a time of 1:48.72. Kirk also posted the fastest time in the 60-meter dash trials, 8.01 seconds.

The weekly honor is the first of the 2014-15 season for Kirk, and the seventh of her indoor career. Kirk was named the LEC Rookie Track Athlete of the Week five times during the 2012-13 season, and the Track Athlete of the Week on one occasion last season.

Host Bates College won the team title scoring 230 points. Bowdoin College was runner-up with 171.50 points, followed by USM with 146 and Colby College with 132.50.

The Huskies head to Providence, R.I., on Saturday for the annual Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships. USM is the defending champion in both events.



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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:58 am

LEC Weekly Honors for Dyer and Ruginski

GORHAM, Maine -- Two members of the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field team - freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) and senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) - have been selected by the Little East Conference for weekly recognition based upon their performances at the Maine State Indoor Championships this past weekend. The conference office made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Dyer was named the Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Dyer is the third USM rookie to be picked for the weekly honor this winter. He joins classmates Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) and Jordhan Levine (Waterville, Maine) as recipients.

Ruginski, the LEC Field Athlete of the Year in 2013-14, was named the Field Athlete of the Week for the first time this season, and the 15th time in his illustrious career.

Competing at the Maine State Indoor Championships, Dyer won the high jump clearing a season-best height of 1.96 meters (6-5), and moved into the top 50 nationally. Dyer also finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 6.36 meters (20-10 ½), and ran a leg of the Huskies’ winning 4 x 400 relay.

Ruginski set two meet records as he swept the long jump and triple jump titles for the third straight year. He won the long jump with a season best mark of 7.17 meters (23-6 ¼) and broke the longest standing meet record of 7.08 meters (23-2 ¾) set by Leon Braithwaite of Colby College in 1969. Ruginski came back to win the triple jump with a season-best leap of 14.78 meters (48-6) breaking his own meet record of 14.73 meters (48-4) set last year. Ruginski was the recipient of the Peter Goodrich Memorial Field Athlete of the Meet Award for the second straight year.

Southern Maine won 11 events Saturday night en route to a third-place finish among the five teams competing at the annual state meet. Host Bates College won four individuals titles and used its superior depth to take home its third consecutive team title scoring 177 points. Bowdoin College edged USM for the runner-up spot, 146-143. Colby College was fourth with 76 points and Saint Joseph’s College had 12 to complete the field.

The Huskies will travel to Providence, R.I., on Saturday to compete in the annual Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships.



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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:08 am

Dyer and Ruginski Receive ECAC Weekly Salutations

GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Wednesday that two members of the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field team - senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) - have been selected for weekly recognition based upon their performances at the Maine State Indoor Championships this past weekend.

Ruginski, the Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week this week, was named the Corvias ECAC Division III New England Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the first time this season, and the ninth time in his illustrious career. He joins junior Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) as USM recipients of the honor this season.

Dyer, the Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week this week, was named the Corvias ECAC Division III New England Track and Field Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career. Dyer is the second USM rookie to be picked for the weekly honor this winter, joining classmate Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) as recipients.

At State Indoor Championships, Ruginski set two meet records as he swept the long jump and triple jump titles for the third straight year. He won the long jump with a season-best mark of 7.17 meters (23-6 ¼) and broke the longest standing meet record of 7.08 meters (23-2 ¾) set by Leon Braithwaite of Colby College in 1969. Ruginski came back to win the triple jump with a season-best leap of 14.78 meters (48-6), breaking his own meet record of 14.73 meters (48-4) set last year. Ruginski was the recipient of the Peter Goodrich Memorial Field Athlete of the Meet Award for the second straight year.

Dyer won the high jump clearing a season-best height of 1.96 meters (6-5), and moved into the top 50 nationally. Dyer also finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 6.36 meters (20-10 ½), and ran a leg of the Huskies’ winning 4 x 400 relay.

Southern Maine won 11 events Saturday night en route to a third-place finish among the five teams competing at the annual state meet. Host Bates College won four individuals titles and used its superior depth to take home its third consecutive team title scoring 177 points. Bowdoin College edged USM for the runner-up spot, 146-143. Colby College was fourth with 76 points and Saint Joseph’s College had 12 to complete the field.

The Huskies will travel to Providence, R.I., on Saturday to compete in the annual Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:40 pm

Women’s College Track & Field

USM Sweeps LEC and Alliance Titles for 15th Straight Year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) won three titles and had two other top four finishes as the University of Southern Maine women’s indoor track and field team swept the New England Alliance and Little East Conference championships for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical High School.

The Huskies won the Alliance meet, which features 10 schools from the Little East Conference and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, with 152 points. Little East rival Keene State College was second with 116 points, followed by Bridgewater State University with 95, Rhode Island College with 90 and Westfield State University with 74 to round out the top five.

The Huskies took the Little East title with 197 points outdistancing Keene State, which had 131. Rhode Island College was third with 92.

Dostie took the Alliance titles in the long jump (5.37 meters/17-7 ½), 60-meter hurdles (9.08) and the 600 meters (1:39.59), and was second in the 200 meters (26.10) and tied for fourth in the high jump (1.47m/4-9 ¾).

Junior Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) was the Huskies only other Alliance winner taking the title in the 800 meters (2:20.10). Damron also had a second-place finish in the mile (5:17.82).

Junior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) had three top-three finishers in the sprints. Kirk was second in the 60-meter dash (8.01) after posting the fastest time in the trials (school record equaling 7.99), and third in the 200 meters (26.11) and 400 meters (59.51).



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Men’s College Track & Field

Southern Maine Finishes Second at N.E. Alliance Meet; Wins LEC Title

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) won the long jump and triple jump titles Saturday to help the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field team finish second among 10 teams competing at the New England Alliance Indoor Championships at the Providence Career and Technical High School.

Bridgewater State University held off the Huskies to take the Alliance title with 153 points. The Huskies totaled 145 to take the runner-up spot. Westfield State University was third with 115 points followed by Keene State College with 82 and Rhode Island College with 75. The Alliance meet features 10 schools from the Little East Conference and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

In the Little East Conference meet scoring, the Huskies won their fifth title in the last seven years with 206 points. Keene State edged Rhode Island College for second, 122-114.

Ruginski equaled the meet record, and set the school record, in the long jump with his winning leap of 7.21 meters (23-8). Ruginski set the meet record winning the triple jump with a mark of 14.99 meters (49-2 ¼).

The Alliance meet came down the final event, the triple jump, with BSU and USM separated by seven points. Each team placed three competitors inside the eight scoring positions with the Bears adding one point to their margin.

Southern Maine picked up two wins on the track as junior Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) took the title in the 400 (50.27) and senior Kevin Desmond (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy) took the 600-meter crown (school record 1:21.08). USM also won the 4 x 800 (8-12.92) and 4 x 400-meter relays (3:22.76).





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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:45 am

Ruginski, Levine Receive LEC Weekly Accolades

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference today announced its weekly honors and two members of the University of Southern Maine men’s track and field team - senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and freshman Jordhan Levine (Waterville, Maine) - were recipients of accolades for their performances at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships this past Saturday at the Providence .

For the second straight week, and the 16th time in his career, Ruginski was named the Field Athlete of the Week. Levine was named the Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.

Ruginski equaled the LEC and Alliance meet record, and set the school record, in the long jump with his winning leap of 7.21 meters (23-8). Ruginski came back later to set the meet record with a mark of 14.99 meters (49-2 ¼) to win the triple jump. Ruginski has won the long jump three straight years, and the triple jump the last two. Nationally, he ranks second in the long jump and first in the triple jump.

Competing at his first LEC and Alliance Championships, Levine earned All-LEC honors in the triple jump with a runner-up finish, and placed fourth in the long jump. Levine helped the Huskies finish 1-2-3 in the triple jump with his second-place mark of 13.45 meters (44-1 ½). He was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.43 meters (21-1 ¼).

In the Little East Conference meet scoring, the Huskies won their fifth title in the last seven years with 206 points. Keene State edged Rhode Island College for second, 122-114.

Bridgewater State University held off Southern Maine to take the Alliance title with 153 points. The Huskies totaled 145 to take the runner-up spot. Westfield State University was third with 115 points followed by Keene State College with 82 and Rhode Island College with 75. The Alliance meet features 10 schools from the Little East Conference and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

This weekend (Friday and Saturday), Southern Maine will send qualified competitors to the New England Division III Championships being held at Springfield College.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:42 pm

Ruginski Named ECAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced Wednesday evening that University of Southern Maine senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) has been selected as the Corvias ECAC Division III New England Men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships this past Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.

This is the second straight week, and the 10th time in his career, that Ruginski has received the weekly recognition from the ECAC. He was also named the Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Monday.

At the LEC and Alliance Championships, Ruginski equaled the LEC and Alliance meet record, and set the school record, in the long jump with his winning leap of 7.21 meters (23-8). Ruginski came back later to set the meet record with a mark of 14.99 meters (49-2 ¼) to win the triple jump. Ruginski has won the long jump three straight years, and the triple jump the last two. Nationally, he ranks second in the long jump and first in the triple jump.

In the Little East Conference meet scoring, the Huskies won their fifth title in the last seven years with 206 points. Keene State edged Rhode Island College for second, 122-114.

Bridgewater State University held off Southern Maine to take the Alliance title with 153 points. The Huskies totaled 145 to take the runner-up spot. Westfield State University was third with 115 points followed by Keene State College with 82 and Rhode Island College with 75. The Alliance meet features 10 schools from the Little East Conference and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

This weekend (Friday and Saturday), Southern Maine will send qualified competitors to the New England Division III Championships being held at Springfield College.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:27 pm

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK OFF TO GOOD START

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. --- The Colby College women's indoor track and field got off to a solid start at the New England Division III Women's Championships at Smith College on Friday night.

Jenna Athanasopoulos finished third and Hailey Hampson took sixth in the pentathlon, the only event of the day. The Mules are currently second in the meet with nine points.

Athanasopoulos finished with 3,031 points to take third place. Hampson had a score of 2,878.

Athanaspopoulos was third in the 60 hurdles (9.30) and fourth in the 800 meters (2:32.67).

Hampson added a third in the high jump (5-0.5) and added fifths in the 800 meters (2:32.76) and shot put (31-4).

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