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Men and Women’s Track and Field performs well at UNH

UMaine’s Track and Field team invited the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Bates College to the Beckett Family Track Complex for a tri-meet last Sunday, April 2. The men’s team tied Bates for first with both teams earning a total score of 129. After the day was over, the women’s team found themselves alone in first place, with a total score of 134 points.

On the men’s side, third-year Thomas Murray was first to score for Maine, with his 50.59 meter hammer throw. His second place finish earned Maine five points.

First-years Troy Davis and Erick Seekins earned second and third place in the long jump, with their respective distances of 6.15 meters and 6.03 meters.

Third-year Kelby Mace excelled in the javelin throw, earning first place with a throw of 63.85 meters. First-year Kyle Faucher of New Hampshire placed second, with his 57.37 meter launch.

Bates College shone in the 4×100 meter relay. Their team, consisting of third-year Isaiah Seetram, second-years Ryan Corley and Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene and fourth-year Colin Kraft, ran the race in 44.70, earning seven points with their first place finish. Maine and UNH were both disqualified for running out of bounds.

Fourth-year Levi Frye and second-year Simon Powhida placed in the 1500-meter run, with times of 4:07.99 and 4:0.90, respectively.

Fourth-year Jake Osborn topped the chart in the 400-meter dash with his time of 50.66. Fourth-year Patrick Griffin of Bates was right behind him with a time of 50.75.

Second-year Tucker Corbett bested all opponents in the 800-meter run, with his time of 1:57.81.

Maine dominated in the 400-meter hurdles with first and second place finishes from third-year Elijah Yeboah and first-year Branden Kuusela.

Third-year Mozai Nelson ran for a first place finish in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 22.05.

Fourth-year Jesse Orach outpaced all others in the 5000-meter run. His time of 14:26.92 was 38 seconds faster than second place finisher Aaron Willingham, a second-year of UMaine.

On the women’s side, third-year Rachel Bergeron got the scoring going in the hammer throw with her flight of 55.10 meters.

In the long jump, second-year Ariel Clachar was the best with her jump of 5.51 meters.

Fourth-year Ashley Donohoe secured the top spot in the shot put with her throw of 12.22 meters. Donohoe was back in the discus throw with a first place throw of 39.78 meters. Bergeron was right behind her with a throw of 39.20 meters.

Maine excelled in the 4×100 meter relay, when their team of Clachar, first-year Cassidy Hill, fourth-year Teal Jackson and second-year Lauren Magnuson ran for a time of 48.69, four seconds ahead of Bates College who placed second.

First-year Tiffany Tanner ran a 2:20.26 in the 800-meter run to secure first place for Maine.

Jackson earned Maine seven points with her 26.42 second run in the 200-meter dash.

UNH’s fourth-year Katherine Estep ran a 18:30.86 5000-meter run to secure seven points for her team.

In the final event of the day, Maine’s four-woman team of Tanner, Jackson, third-year Alexis Dietrich and first-year Elisabeth Redwood placed first in the 4×400 meter relay. The final score landed Maine in first with 134, Bates in second with 126 and UNH in third with 107 points.

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