Wiley, Dumas Earn All-New England Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine freshman Hannah Wiley (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) and senior Bethany Dumas (Augusta, Maine/Cony) earned All-New England honors this weekend competing at the NEIcAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships held this weekend at M.I.T.
Wiley earned All-New England honors in the 400-meter hurdles and the long jump while Dumas picked up All-New England accolades in the javelin. The duo earned 15 points to give the Huskies a 20th-place finish among the 35 scoring teams.
Wiley earned a spot in the 400-meter hurdles final on Friday turning in a time of 1 minute, 1.73 seconds to finish first in her trials race. She came back on Saturday to finish third in the finals with a school record time of 1:00.80, just 0.36 seconds behind race winner Antoinette Toussaint of UMass Lowell. Wiley shaved 0.37 seconds off her school record set one week ago on the same track. The freshman sensation received her second All-New England citation in the long jump placing sixth with a mark of 5.39 meters (17-8 1/4).
Dumas posted a personal best in the javelin to take third place. She threw the javelin 41.88 meters (137-5) to eclipse her previous best performance of 41.54 meters (136-3) established on March 2011.
Senior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.) posted a personal best mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.60 (156-2) to place 10th. She also finished 11th in the discus with a throw of 38.66 meters (126-10).
Junior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) was 14th in the discus with a mark of 36.98 meters (121-4).
Southern Maine closes the outdoor regular season on Thursday and Friday competing in the ECAC Division III Championships being held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Trot, N.Y.).