USM Makes Strong Showings at Terrier Classic and USM Open III
GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine men's track and field squad turned in some if its best performances of the season Saturday competing at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston and the USM Open III meet at the Costello Sport Complex field house.
In Boston, junior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) equaled his season-best in the 60-meter dash (7.08 seconds), and senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) had a season-best time in the dash (7.15). Marshall and Rogers came back later in the day to post their best times of the winter in the 200 (22.03 and 22.32 respectively).
Sophomore Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township) and junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) went sub 50 seconds in the 400 meters (49.64 and 49.95 respectively). Freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) had his collegiate best time in the 800 (1:54.41).
The Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay foursome of Harms, Marshall, Hoyle and Ramadan had their best time (3:18.76) to finish fifth overall. With conversion, the relay ranks third in New England on the latest Division III performance list.
Back home in Gorham, freshman Cam Meier (Bowdoinham, Maine/Mt. Ararat) had an impressive run in the 3,000 meters (8:46.21) to meet the New England Division III Championships standard, and now ranks ninth in the region.
Sophomore Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) posted a second-place finish in the 200 (23.97) and won the 400 (52.62). Senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat) gave USM a 1-2 finish in the 400 (53.69), and was third in the high jump (1.88m/6-2).
The Huskies won the 4 x 200 (1:33.80) and the 4 x 400 (3:39.22) relays.
Junior Drew Gamage (Sabbatus, Maine/Oak Hill) was first in the triple jump (13.74m/45-1) and fourth on the tiebreaker in the high jump (1.88m/6-2). Rookie Kyle Farrar (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) continued his impressive first season winning the long jump (6.54m/21-5 ½). Classmate Trent Dexter (New Gloucester, Maine) tied for third in the pole vault (3.80m/12-5 ½).
At the USM Open III, the Huskies finished third among the four teams competing scoring 132.50 points. Bates College won the meet with a total of 247.50 points. Merrimack College was runner-up with 161, followed by Southern Maine and Emmanuel College with 38.
The Huskies travel to Bowdoin College next Saturday for a quad meet with Bowdoin, Bates and Colby Colleges in their final preparation for the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships on February 10.