Southern Maine Finishes Seventh at Penmen Relays
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sophomores Jhanel Potts (Boston, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) and Allison Pickering (Orono, Maine) won individual events Saturday to lead the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team to a seventh-place finish among the 15 teams competing at the 2018 Penmen Relays held at Southern New Hampshire University.
Southern Maine tallied 41 points with limited competitors to take seventh in the final team standings. Division II Assumption College edged the host Penmen, 138.50-138.0 in the first meet held at SNHU. Colby College was third with 94 points followed by Wheaton College with 90.50, St. Peter's with 51.50 and Plymouth State University with 47.
Potts, who won 100-meter dash Friday at the Bowdoin Spring Invitational, took the 100 with her time of 12.61 seconds. Potts also earned a sixth-place result in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.60 seconds.
Pickering combined with classmate Katie Ferrara (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) to give USM a 1-2 finish in the pole vault. Pickering won the event clearing 3.05 meters (10-0) while Ferrara was runner-up with a height of 2.90 meters (9-6 ¼).
Others scoring for USM included sophomore Lili Kien (Westbrook, Maine/Deering) who placed fourth in the high jump (1.51m/4-11 ½), freshman Caitlin Lally (Portland, Maine/Deering) finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:15.13), and sophomore Brianna Hoyt (Canton, Conn./Granby Memorial) place seventh in the high jump (1/41m/4-7 ½).
The Huskies will compete next Friday and Saturday at the annual Aloha Relays held at Bowdoin College.