Gamage, Harms and Hoyle Earn Division III All-New England Honors

Sophomore Zach Hoyle, seen here competing at the 2018 Tufts Snowflake Invitational, broke the school record in the 800 meters Saturday at the New England Division III Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).
Sophomore Zach Hoyle, seen here competing at the 2018 Tufts Snowflake Invitational, broke the school record in the 800 meters Saturday at the New England Division III Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).

Gamage, Harms, Hoyle Earn Division III All-New England Honors

            WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Senior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill), junior Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township) and sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) all earned individual Division III All-New England honors with their performances Saturday to help the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team finish 14th at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships held at Williams College.

            Hoyle broke his school record in the 800 meters with his time of 1 minute, 51.45 seconds to place second.  The second-year runner 23 one-hundredths of a second off his previous mark set last May.

            Gamage came home in fourth place in the triple jump with his mark of 13.95 meters (45-9¼) that came in the second round of jumping.

            Harms earned his Division III All-New England honor with an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters posting a time of 49.70 seconds.

            The Huskies 4 x 400-meter relay foursome of Harms, senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat), junior Jack Ricker (Conway, N.H./Kennett) and Hoyle finished sixth with their combined time of 3:21.43.

            On Friday, senior Logan Gailitis (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) earned Division III All-New England honors.  Gailitis set the school record in the javelin for the third time this season with his mark of 54.67 meters (179-4) to finish fifth.  Gailitis surpassed his previous record mark of 54.56 meters (179-0) set last week at the Little East Conference Outdoor Championships.

            Competing in two individual events this week in final preparation for a decathlon next weekend, Moody finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 6.72 meters (22-0¾).

            The Huskies compiled 25 points over the two days of competition for their 14th-place finish.  Perennial powerhouse MIT won the team title withj139.50 points.  Tufts University took the runner-up spot with 89.50 points.  Middlebury College with 64 points, WPI with 60 and Bridgewater State University with 51 round out the top five teams.

            Qualified competitors will travel to Southern Connecticut State University next Friday and Saturday to compete in the NEICAAA New England Outdoor Championships.

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