2017 Little East Conference Champions

Harmon Sets Outdoor Record in Shot Put at Northeastern Spring Open

Matt Harmon
Matt Harmon
DEDHAM, Mass.  –   Senior Matt Harmon (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) set the school record in the shot put to highlight several strong performances by the University of Southern Maine Huskies men's outdoor track and field team in their season-opening event Saturday at the Northeastern Spring Open at Solomon Outdoor Track in Dedham, Mass.  The Northeastern Spring Open features 17 competing teams from NCAA Division I, II and III schools and is a non-scoring event.  

         Harmon had an ECAC qualifying standard throw of 14.69 meters or 48 feet, 2.50 inches to place fourth.  Harmon's throw shattered a 12-year-old school record of 46 feet, 11.75 inches set by Jamie Von Oesen on May 6, 2000.  Harmon also placed fourth in the hammer throw with a throw of 160 feet, seven inches and eighth in the discus with a distance of 131 feet, three inches. 

         Senior Tim Even (Stoneham, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) earned a second place finish in the 800-meter run.  Even clocked a time of one minute, 57.66 seconds for the Huskies.  Senior Mason Shepard (Portland, Maine/Deering) placed in the top 10 in two events.  Shepard finished ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.05 seconds and then placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.16 seconds. 

         Senior Brett Baker (Sanford, Maine) had a solid day competing in the 3000-meter steeplechase.  Baker finished third with a time of 10 minutes, 9.94 seconds.

         Southern Maine returns to competition on Saturday (10:00 a.m.) when it travels to Tufts University for the Tufts Snowflake Classic.