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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:58 pm

Southern Maine Finishes Fourth At NEICAAA New England Championships

BOSTON -- Paced by the winning 4 x 400-meter relay team, the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field team finished a program best fourth among the 33 teams that scored at the 47th Annual NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. The two-day event was held at the Boston University Track and Field Center.

The Huskies finished the championship scoring 43.50 points to finish in fourth place. Northeastern University won the team title tallying 161 points. The University of Rhode Island claimed the runner-up spot with 89 points, and Southern Connecticut State University was third with 51. The Huskies’ fourth-place finish surpassed the program’s previous best finish of sixth place accomplished last year.

The quartet of junior Zach Miller (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding), senior Kevin Desmond (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy), and juniors Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and Dan Webb (Acton, Maine/Sanford) circled the track for a combined time of 3 minutes, 13.88 seconds to best 24 other teams. The Huskies’ time was the second fastest in school history.

Desmond and Webb combined to score 13 points in the 800 meters by finishing second and fourth respectively. Desmond had a time of 1:52.38 while Webb crossed the line in 1:53.62. Miller also earned a point in the 60-meter dash by finishing eighth with a time of 7.04 seconds. He earned a spot in the final with his time of 7.02 in the semifinals.

In the field events, senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) finished second in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 15.23 meters (49-11 ¾), and freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) tied for fifth in the high jump clearing a season-best 1.99 meters (6-6 ¼).

During the first day’s competition on Friday, Ruginski finished second in the long jump with a school record leap of 7.22 meters (23-8 ¼). Junior Nick Wall (Sanford, Maine) scored a point with his career-best height of 4.50 meters (14-9) in the pole vault.

Also on Friday, Miller eclipsed the school record in the 200 meters with his time of 22.21 seconds in the trials.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend in New York City.
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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:06 pm

Women’s College Track & Field

Dostie, 4x400m Relay Set School Records

BOSTON -- Senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and the 4 x 400-meter relay set school records Saturday to highlight the University of Southern Maine women’s indoor track and field team’s performance at the 47th Annual NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. The two-day event was held at the Boston University Track and Field Center.

Dostie set the school record in the 400 meters with her time of 56.82 seconds en route to a seventh-place finish and All-New England honors. She eclipsed the previous record of 56.87 set by Hannah Wiley in February 2012. Earlier in the day, Dostie also ran the 11th quickest time - 9.18 seconds - in the 60-meter hurdles semifinals.

The 4 x 400 relay quartet of juniors Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) and Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine), senior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) and Dostie combined to break their previous school record time (3:53.17) set last year at the NEICAAA Championships with their time of 3:51.74 to finish fifth among 24 teams.

Kirk also earned All-New England honors with her eighth-place finish in the 200 meters. Kirk ran a time of 25.43 seconds in Saturday’s final. She qualified for the finals when she ran the seventh quickest time in the trials on Friday, a school record time of 25.07 seconds.

In field events on Saturday, sophomore Ashley Belanger (Biddeford, Maine) finished 10th in the shot put with a mark of 12.39 meters (40-7 ¾). Junior Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) was 14th with a mark of 12.14 meters (39-10).

Dostie, Kirk and the 4 x 400 relay combined to score seven points to tie for 23rd place among the 38 teams that scored in the meet.

Northeastern University edged Southern Connecticut State University, 81-78, for the team title. The University of New Haven was third with 60 points, followed by the University of Rhode Island with 57.50 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with 50. The NEICAAA New England Championships feature NCAA Division I, II and III teams.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend in New York City.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:10 pm

SOMMERS THIRD IN 400 AT OPEN NEW ENGLAND MEET

BOSTON, Mass. -- A day after watching Jeff Hale win a New England title in the 5,000-meter run, Colby College teammate Brian Sommers placed third in the 400 dash at the Open New England Men's Track and Field Championships at Boston University on Saturday.

Sommers had a time of 48.19, just finishing behind runner-up William Lee (48.16) of MIT. University of Rhode Island's Kebba Nasso won the event in 47.84. Sommers picked up six points for the finish and helped the Colby men place 17th overall with 16 points in a field of 33 scoring teams.

Sommers, who had run a 48.42 in Friday's preliminary race in the 400, ran the anchor leg to help Colby take 12th in the 1,600 relay. Brett Sahlberg, Will Hayes, and James O'Donnell teamed with Sommers for a time of 3:20.30.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:11 pm

RELAY TEAM SEVENTH FOR COLBY WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK

BOSTON, Mass. --- The Colby College women's 1,600-meter relay team finished in seventh place at the Open New England Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Emily Doyle, Michaela Athanasopoulos, McKayla Blanch, and Emily Tolman had a time of 3:52.57 to earn Colby's two points in the meet. The Mules were second among Division III schools, beating Williams College (3:52.66) by a small margin.

Doyle also raced in the 400 dash and took 11th in 57.42. She was third among Division III runners.

Alanna McDonough placed 16th in the mile with a 5:08.81 clocking.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:18 am

Men’s College Track & Field

Desmond, Dyer Receive LEC Weekly Honors

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference office announced this afternoon that two members of the University of Southern Maine men’s indoor track and field team - senior Kevin Desmond (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy) and freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) - have been selected for weekly honors.

For the second straight week, Desmond was named the LEC Track Athlete of the Week while Dyer was tabbed as the LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this winter. The two competed this past weekend at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Championships held at Boston University.

Desmond posted a second-place finish in the 800 meters and ran the second leg for the Huskies’ winning 4x400-meter relay. Desmond earned a spot in the 800 final with the third quickest time in Friday’s trials crossing the line in 1 minute, 52.30 seconds. In Saturday’s final, Desmond finished runner-up with his time of 1:52.38.

Desmond came back later in the afternoon to combine with juniors Zach Miller (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding), Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and Dan Webb (Acton, Maine/Sanford) to win the 4x400 with a time of the 3:13.88. That time is the second fastest 4x400 time in school history.

Dyer tied for fifth in the high jump with a season-best jump of 1.99 meters (6-6 ¼).

The Huskies finished a program best fourth among the 33 teams that scored in the two-day meet with 43.50 points. Northeastern University won the team title tallying 161 points. The University of Rhode Island claimed the runner-up spot with 89 points, and Southern Connecticut State University was third with 51. The Huskies’ fourth-place finish surpassed the program’s previous best finish of sixth place accomplished last year.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend in New York City.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:18 am

Women’s College Track & Field

Dostie, Belanger Received LEC Weekly Recognition

GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced today that senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) and sophomore Ashley Belanger (Biddeford, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine women’s indoor track and field team have been picked for weekly recognition of their performances at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Boston University.

Dostie was named the LEC Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. She also has been named the Field Athlete of the Week on two occasions. Belanger was picked as the Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.

At the NEICAAA New England Championships, Dostie reached the semifinals in the 60-meter hurdles, earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters, and anchored the Huskies fifth-place 4x400-meter relay that set a school record.

Dostie had the eighth quickest time in Friday’s 60-meter hurdles trials at 9.02 seconds, then had a time of 9.18 in Saturday’s semifinals. In the 400, Dostie posted the sixth fastest time in the trials at 57.09 on Friday to advance to the finals. In the final, she set the school record with her seventh-place time of 56.82 seconds. Dostie finished off her day running the anchor leg for the Huskies’ 4x400 relay, combining with juniors Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) and Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) and senior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely), to run a school record time of 3:52.16.

In the field events, Belanger posted a 10th-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 12.39 meters (40-7 ¾).

Dostie, Kirk and the 4 x 400 relay combined to score seven points to tie for 23rd place among the 38 teams that scored in the meet. Northeastern University edged Southern Connecticut State University, 81-78, for the team title. The University of New Haven was third with 60 points, followed by the University of Rhode Island with 57.50 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with 50. The NEICAAA New England Championships featured NCAA Division I, II and III teams.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships next weekend in New York City.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:18 am

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Dostie Named ECAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week

GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Wednesday afternoon that senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine women’s indoor track and field team has been named the Corvias ECAC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Division III New England Athlete of the Week in recognition of her performance at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at Boston University.

Dostie is the first USM women’s track athlete to receive the weekly honor from the ECAC this season. Earlier this week, she was named the Little East Conference (LEC) Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. She also has been named the LEC Field Athlete of the Week on two occasions.

At the NEICAAA New England Championships, Dostie reached the semifinals in the 60-meter hurdles, earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters, and anchored the Huskies fifth-place 4x400-meter relay that set a school record.

Dostie had the eighth quickest time in Friday’s 60-meter hurdles trials at 9.02 seconds, then had a time of 9.18 in Saturday’s semifinals. In the 400, Dostie posted the sixth fastest time in the trials at 57.09 on Friday to advance to the finals. In the final, she set the school record with her seventh-place time of 56.82 seconds. Dostie finished off her weekend running the anchor leg for the Huskies’ 4x400 relay, combining with juniors Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) and Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) and senior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely), to run a school record time of 3:52.16.

According to the latest NCAA Division III performance list, Dostie ranks fifth nationally in the 400 meters, 14th in the 60-meter hurdles and ninth in the indoor pentathlon. The Huskies’ 4x400 relay is ranked seventh.

Led by Dostie, Southern Maine scored seven points to tie for 23rd place among the 38 teams that scored in the meet. Northeastern University edged Southern Connecticut State University, 81-78, for the team title. The University of New Haven was third with 60 points, followed by the University of Rhode Island with 57.50 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst with 50. The NEICAAA New England Championships featured NCAA Division I, II and III teams.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships this weekend in New York City.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:19 am

Men’s College Track & Field

Dyer Receives ECAC Weekly Rookie Honor

GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced its weekly awards for track and field on Wednesday, and University of Southern Maine freshman Cory Dyer (Jacksonville, Fla.) was selected as the Corvias ECAC Track and Field Division III New England Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

Competing at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Championships last weekend at Boston University, Dyer tied for fifth place in the high jump by clearing a season-best 1.99 meters (6-6 ¼).

Earlier this week, Dyer was picked by the Little East Conference as it men’s Rookie Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this winter.

Aided by Dyer’s performance, the Huskies finished a program best fourth among the 33 teams that scored in the two-day meet with 43.50 points. Northeastern University won the team title tallying 161 points. The University of Rhode Island claimed the runner-up spot with 89 points, and Southern Connecticut State University was third with 51. The Huskies’ fourth-place finish surpassed the program’s previous best finish of sixth place accomplished last year.

The Huskies will send qualified competitors to the ECAC Division III Championships this Friday and Saturday in New York City.



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:57 am

Women’s College Track & Field

Belanger, Sodders and 4x200 Relay Earn All-ECAC Honors

NEW YORK CITY -- University of Southern Maine sophomore Ashley Belanger (Biddeford, Maine) and junior Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) each earned All-ECAC honors in the shot put on Friday during the first day of competition at the 2015 ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships being held at The Armory in New York City.

Belanger finished fifth in the shot put for the second straight year with her mark of 12.96 meters (42-6 ¼). Sodders claimed the eighth position with a throw of 12.50 meters (41-0 ¼).

The Huskies’ 4 x 200-meter relay quartet of junior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine), sophomores Liz O’Neal (Brunswick, Maine/Mt. Ararat) and Deonna DaSilva (East Providence, R.I.) and senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) posted a fifth-place finish with its combined time of 1:44.28.

Earlier in the afternoon, Dostie broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles with her time of 8.90 seconds to win her trials race. Dostie, who had the second quickest time overall in the trials, will move on to Saturday’s final. She broke her previous record set two weeks ago at the New England Division III Championships by two one-hundredths of a second.

Kirk ran in the 60-meter dash trials posting the 15th quickest time at 7.94 seconds.

Through seven events, Southern Maine has scored nine points to be tied for 13th place among the 40 teams to score. Bowdoin College leads the team scoring parade with 19 points.

Competition resumes Saturday morning (10:00 a.m.).



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Re: Indoor track and Field:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:15 am

RELAY TEAM WINS EVENT AT LAST CHANCE MEET

MEDFORD, Mass. --- The 1,600-meter relay team of Emily Doyle, Michaela Athanasopoulos, McKayla Blanch, and Emily Tolman won the event for the Colby College women's indoor track and field team at the Last Chance Meet at Tufts University on Friday.

The women had a time of 3:56.32 in the last opportunity to try and post a good time in the event before the NCAA Division III Championships.

The distance medley relay team of Taylor Kennedy, Doyle, Tolman, and Alanna McDonough finished in fifth place in 12:06.18.

At the ECAC Championships at the Armory in New York City, Jenna Athanasopoulos placed sixth in the pentathlon with 2,964 points.

Keltie Vance competed in the pole vault and was in a tie for 11th place with a leap of 10-9.

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