The men’s track and field team placed second in their meet at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) last Saturday. Throughout 17 events, UNH accumulated 150 points, Maine managed 101, the University of Vermont (UVM) tallied 69 and Dartmouth finished with seven total points.
Second-year Andrew Smith earned points for Maine first in the 55-meter dash. His 6.97 second performance was four milliseconds slower than his time in the preliminary round but still good enough for third place.
In the 400-meter run, third-year Joseph Slattery tallied four points for Maine with his time of 52.65. Third-year Jake Osborn was right behind him with a time of 53.59, good enough for three points on the scoreboard.
Maine placed fourth in the 500-meter run off of second-year Ty Orduna’s 1:11.38 time.
In the 800-meter run, second-year Tucker Corbett recorded four points for Maine with his time of 2:02.03.
In the 1,000-meter run, second-year Jacob Bloom finished eighth with his time of 2:42.79.
In the one-mile run, fourth-year Levi Frye and third-year Logan Moses placed fifth and seventh with times of 4:30.61 and 4:32.58 respectively.
Maine dominated the 3,000-meter run, placing first and second off performances from fourth-year Justin Tracy and third-year Joshua Horne. Tracy earned Maine seven points with his time of 8:422.36.
Third-year Elijah Teboah ran the 55-meter hurdles in 8.19 to earn Maine three points.
Maine’s team of Osborn, Slattery, Yeboah and third-year Garrett Johnson placed first in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:27.08.
Fourth-year Assad Hicks scored seven points for Maine, placing first with his 1.95-meter leap in the high jump. First-year Troy Davis of Maine was right behind him, with a jump of 1.90 meters.
Third-year Alecsander Wortman vaulted over a height of 4.40 meters to earn second in the pole vault.
In the long jump, Maine placed second off Andrew Smith’s 6.12-meter flight.
Despite fouling in his first four throws, first-year Erick Seekins still managed to record a distance of 11.74 meters in the triple jump.
Third-year Jeremy Frantz earned first place for Maine in the shot put with a distance of 15.87 meters.
Maine’s fourth-year Shane Corbett threw 15.78 meters in the weight throw to give Maine five points in the last men’s event.
The standings were very similar in the women’s match-up. UNH tallied 149 total points, Maine recording 95, UVM notching 68 and Dartmouth finishing with eight.
Second-year Megan Howes sailed in the 200-meter dash, securing four points for Maine with her time of 29.37. Third-year Synclaire Tasker was right behind her with her time of 29.46.
Second-year Lauren Magnuson finished the 400-meter run with a time of 1:01.44.
First-year Brittany Torchia placed fourth in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:22.81.
In the 800-meter run, Maine’s third-year Hannah Smith ran 2:35.14, placing third in the event.
Maine’s team of Magnuson, Tasker, fourth-year Grace MacLean and third-year Alexis Dietrich ran the 4×400-meter relay in 4:14.51, earning first place and seven points.
MacLean also won in the long jump with a 5.49-meter flight with the second place jump being 4.83 meters.
Fourth-year Idalis Arce jumped 9.70 meters in the triple jump to earn Maine five points.
Maine closed out the day with a strong performance in the shot put, placing second and third off throws from third-year Rachel Bergeron and fourth-year Ashley Donohoe. Bergeron threw for 16.05 meters, earning Maine five points.
Both Maine’s men and women’s teams will return to the track on Saturday, Feb. 4 to attend the Dartmouth invitational. The meet is set to start at 10 a.m. UNH will attend the Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4.