2018, 2017 Little East Conference/Alliance Champions

Marshall Double Winner at USM Open II

Junior Drew Gamage won the high jump clearing 1.93 meters (6-4) at the USM Open II meet (file photo by Jason Johns).
Junior Drew Gamage won the high jump clearing 1.93 meters (6-4) at the USM Open II meet (file photo by Jason Johns).

            GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) was a double winner Saturday afternoon as the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team returned to action after a four-week break at the USM Open II meet held at the Costello Sports Complex field house.  The meet was a non team-scoring event.

            Marshall won the 55-meter dash (season best 6.59 seconds) and the 200 meters (22.98) as the Huskies compiled seven individual wins.  The Huskies also won two relays.

            Other individual winners on the track for USM were sophomore Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township) in the 400 meters (51.79), junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) in the 600 meters (1:24.26) and rookie Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) in the 1,000 meters (2:35.56).

            In the field events, junior Drew Gamage (Sabbatus, Maine/Oak Hill) took the high jump (1.93 meters/6-4), senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) won the pole vault (4.57 meters/15-0), and rookie Kyle Farrar (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) topped the list in the long jump (6.61 meters/21-8 ¼).

            The Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay combination of sophomore Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett), rookie Daniel Flaherty (North Andover, Mass.), senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) and Harms, and the distance medley relay foursome of junior Michael Aboud (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic), rookie Eagan Eldridge (Bowdoin, Maine/Mt. Ararat), Labrie and rookie Chandler Vincent (Pownal, Maine/Freeport) were victorious.  The 4 x 400 group posted a time of 3:33.75 while the DMR turned in a time of 10:55.68.

            Earning runner-up finishes for USM on the track were junior Roland Galberth (New Haven. Conn./Wilbur Cross) in the 400 meters (53.38), sophomore Tristan Butterfield (Orono, Maine) in the 600 meters (1:25.27) and rookie Josh Bloom (Bar Harbor, Maine/MDI) in the 800 meters (2:05.17).

            Senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat) finished in a four-way tie for second in the high jump (1.78 meters/5-10), and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) was runner-up in the long jump (6.38 meters/20-11 ¼).  Moody also had a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (8.56).

            In addition to his win in the long jump, Farrar was the collegian in the triple jump taking third (13.09 meters/42-11 ½).  Sophomore Benjamin Carey (Middleboro, Mass.) took third in the shot put (11.26 meters/36-11 ½).

            Contributing third-place finishes on the track were junior Devin Warren (Smithfield, Maine/Messalonskee) in the 200 (23.28), junior Colin Jones (Scarborough, Maine) in the 600 (1:27.00), Eldridge in the 800 (2:13.04) and Aboud in the 1,000 (2:42.22).

            Next weekend, the Huskies will travel to Waltham, Mass., to participate in the Reggie Poyau Invitational at Brandeis University.