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April 28, 2014

Ruginski Named LEC Field Athlete of the Week

            GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle), a double winner at this past weekend's Little East Conference outdoor track and field championships, has been named the conference's Field Athlete of the Week for the period of April 21-27.  This is Ruginski's first weekly honor of the spring season.

            Ruginski took the top spot on the podium in the long jump and triple jump duplicating his double from the indoor season.  He took the long jump title with a mark of 6.91 meters (22-8) and won the triple jump with leap of 14.48 meters (47-6 ¼).  Ruginski posted his winning jump in the long jump on his third attempt of the competition.  In the triple jump, Ruginski's winning mark came on his final attempt.

            Ranked second in the nation among NCAA Division III competitors in the triple jump, Ruginski and his teammates finished second in the Little East Conference meet scoring 150 points.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth took the team title with 190 points.

            Southern Maine will travel to Springfield (Mass.) College for the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday.