Wiley Sets Two School Records at Geo. Davis Invitational
LOWELL, Mass. -- Freshman Hannah Wiley (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) set two school records Saturday to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's performance at the George Davis Invitational hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The daylong meet featured competitors from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions and was a non-team scoring event.
Competing in her first outdoor meet of the season, Wiley eclipsed the school record in the 100-meter dash crossing the finish line in 12.60 seconds to finish sixth. She smashed the long jump record with a second-place leap of 5.67 meters (18-7 1/4). Wiley broke the 100-meter record of 12.63 seconds set by Sarah Hale in May 2010, and she broke the long jump record of 5.43 meters established by Kim Brewer in May 2005.
Wiley's performance in both events qualified her for the New England Division III, NEIcAAA New England and ECAC Division III Championships meet next month.
Junior Molly Carl (York, Maine) raced to a sixth-place finish in the 1500 meters with her time of 4:46.64. Carl's time qualified her for the New England Division III and ECAC meets. Classmate Christina Massey (Winslow, Maine) equaled the previous school record in the long jump with her mark of 5.43 meters (17-9 3/4) to finish 10th. Massey qualified for the New England Division III, NEIcAAA New England and ECAC meets.
Senior Bethany Dumas (Augusta, Maine/Cony) finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles tripping the timer in 15.75 seconds. Dumas' time was just 0.01 second off her career best, and qualified her for the New England Division III, NEIcAAA New England and ECAC meets.
Sophomore Morgan Beede (Augusta, Maine/Cony) ran a personal best on the 3,000 meters with her time of 10:40.91. Freshman Emily Panciera (Monson, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) posted a time of 1:02.00 in the 400 meters for a 10th-place finish.
Senior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.) had an eight-place finish in the discus with a throw of 35.11 meters (115-2) and a ninth-place result in the hammer throw with a mark of 43.26 meters (141-11). Junior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Penn./Central Bucks West) was seventh in the discus with her throw of 36.01 meters (118-2) and placed 14th in the hammer with a throw of 39.15 meters (128-5).
Southern Maine will compete next weekend at the Colby College Invitational.