Maine athletes compete in decathlon at Holy Cross

As a few members of the team traveled to Louisiana State University (LSU) for the weekend, the rest of the teams traveled to Holy Cross for the Holy Cross Multi-Event Meet.

For the decathlon third-year Andrew Toothaker and second-year Garrett Johnson competed and placed 11th and 13th respectively. Toothaker finished with a score of 5,731 while Johnson came in a little behind with 5,618. Maine’s fourth-year Joseph Slattery started the meet, but only got through the 100-meter run, long jump and shotput before not starting the rest of the events. Coming in unattached, Trent Baltzell won the event with 7,153 points.

The rest of the men and women’s teams are slated to compete on Sunday, April 24 at the Holy Cross Invitational.

Maine’s top performers compete at LSU

On Saturday, a few select members from the University of Maine men and women’s track teams participated in the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational.

For the men, fourth-year Jake Leithiser and third-year Asaad Hicks participated. Leithiser competed in the 800-meter run, placing fifth with a time of 1:49.68. Fourth-year Brandon McBride from Mississippi State finished first in the event with a winning time of 1:46.14. Hicks competed in the high jump and tied with two other jumpers at ninth, reaching 2.01 meters. Coming in first place for the high jump was fourth-year redshirt Jeron Robinson from Texas A&M University Kingsville who jumped a height of 2.21 meters.

For the women’s team, fourth-year Jaclyn Masters and fifth-year Robyn McFetters competed. Masters tied for ninth with Akron’s second-year redshirt Rebecca Pietsch in the pole vault, clearing the height of 3.92 meters. University of Louisiana Lafayette’s fourth-year Morgann Leleux came in first for pole vaulting, clearing 4.51 meters. McFetters placed second in the hammer throw (58.72 meters), beaten only by Southeastern Louisiana’s fourth-year Jermisha Frazier.