Hoyle, Gamage Earn Division III All-New England Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) and junior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill) each earned Division III All-New England honors Saturday at the New England Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at M.I.T.
Hoyle earned his accolade in the 800 meters by placing third with his time of one minute, 52.27 seconds. Hoyle's time is just 0.14 seconds off the school record set by Ben Manning in May 2012 on the same track.
Gamage posted a season-best mark of 14.45 meters (47-5) in the triple jump to finish fourth and receive Division III All-New England honors for the second straight year.
Other notable non-scoring individual performances were turned in by freshman Ben Musese (Auburn, Maine/Lewiston) who was ninth in the triple jump (13.63m/44-8 ¾), junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) who finished 12th in the 800 (1:55.84), and senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat) who tied for 11th in the high jump (1.91 meters/6-3 ¼).
The Huskies' 4 x 100-meter relay foursome of freshman Antoine Grace (Queensbury, N.Y.), sophomore Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township), junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) and senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) finished 10th overall with its combined time of 43.94 seconds, and the 4 x 800-meter relay quartet of freshman Josh Bloom (Bar Harbor, Maine/MDI), sophomore Nick Harriman (Lisbon, Maine), junior Colin Jones (Scarborough, Maine) and Hoyle was ninth at 8:05.59.
Hoyle and Gamage combined to score USM's 11 points placing the Huskies 21st among the 30 scoring teams. Host M.I.T. won the team title scoring 162.50 points. Bates College took second place with 75. Rounding out the top five teams were the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with 64 points, Middlebury College with 54.50 and Tufts University with 52.
Qualified USM competitors will compete next Friday and Saturday (May 11-12) at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Championships being held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.