LOWELL, Mass. -- For the second time this season, sophomore Molly Carl (York, Maine) set the school record in the 800 meters to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team's performance Saturday at the George Davis Invitational held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The meet was a non-team scoring event.
Carl covered the 800 meters in a time of 2 minutes, 16.75 seconds to break her previous mark of 2:17.14 set at the Florida State Relays two weeks ago. She finished second behind Sarah Mosser of Boston University who won with her time of 2:16.93.
Junior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.) had top-six finishes in the hammer throw and the discus. Patterson threw the hammer 41.30 meters (135-6) and the discus 38.16 meters (125-2). Senior Vanessa Baird (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) was eighth in the hammer with a throw of 37.93 meters (124-5).
Juniors Bethany Dumas (Augusta, Maine/Cony) and Amy McIntire (Raymond, Maine/West-brook) finished fourth and seventh respectively in the pole vault. Dumas cleared 3.35 meters (10-11 3/4) while McIntire vaulted over 2.90 meters (9-6 1/4). Dumas also place 11th in the 100-meter hurdles tripping the timer in 16.46 seconds.
Sophomore Ariel Howes (Farmingdale, Maine/Hall-Dale) posted a New England Division III Championships qualifying time in the 400-meter hurdles. Howes finished sixth with her time of 1:07.25.
Among the other strong performances, senior Erin Garvey (Haverhill, Mass.) had a career-best time of 10:44.48 in the 3,000 meters to finish 14th. Senior Hillary Hall (Waldoboro, Maine/Medomak Valley) tied for seventh in the high jump clearing 1.55 meters (5-1). Sophomore Christina Massey (Winslow, Maine) tied for eighth in the long jump with a mark of 5.08 meters (16-8).
The Huskies' 4 x 100-meter relay came home in sixth place crossing the line with a time of 51.86, and the 4 x 400 relay quartet also placed sixth with a time of 4:16.11.
Next weekend the Huskies will travel to Waterville, Maine, to compete in the Colby College Invitational.