Southern Maine Fourth at Bates Invitational
LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.) and the University of Southern Maine 4 x 800-meter relay team captured first-place results Saturday to help the Huskies to a fourth-place finish among eight teams competing at the two-day Bates College Invitational.
The Huskies earned 113 points to finish in the top half of the order. The University of Maine took the top spot with 241.50 points followed by host Bates with 177.50. Colby College was third with 148 points.
Patterson won the weight throw with a mark of 15.18 meters (49-9 3/4) while the Huskies 4 x 800 relay turned in a time of 10 minutes, 10.97 seconds to take first place. Patterson also earned a second-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 10.70 meters (35-1 1/4).
Junior Christina Massey (Winslow, Maine) had a big afternoon Saturday in the high jump and the long jump. Massey jumped a season-best mark in both events, leaping 5.33 meters (17-6) in the long jump and clearing 1.59 meter (5-2 1/2) in the high jump.
Senior Bethany Dumas (Augusta, Maine/Cony) took second place in the pole vault clearing 3.36 meters (11-0 1/4), and was sixth in the 60-meter hurdles final with a time of 9.91 seconds. USM's 4 x 200-meter team also had a second-place finish with its time of 1:52.08.
Junior Jen Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) placed in the two throwing events taking third in the weight throw with a mark of 13.98 meters (45-10 1/2) and fourth in the shot with a throw of 10.59 meters (34-9). Freshman Emily Panciera (Monson, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) was fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:03.75. Classmate Hannah Wiley (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy), competing in her first pentathlon on Friday, was fourth scoring 2,765 points. That total qualifies Wiley for the New England Division III Championships next month.
Another notable performance was turned in by junior Molly Carl (York, Maine) who had a personal best indoors in the mile with her fifth place time of 5:06.95. That time will improve Carl's seeding at the N.E. Division III Championships and the ECAC Division III Championships.
The Huskies will have selected competitors compete next Friday in the Terrier Classic at Boston University. The Huskies will also host the USM Invitational III on Saturday (1:00 p.m.).