GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced today that for the third straight week sophomore Molly Carl (York, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team has been named the Rookie Track Athlete of the Week.
Competing in the George Davis Invitational at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Carl set the school record in the 800 meters for the second time this season. Carl finished second among 56 competitors with her time of 2 minutes, 16.75 seconds. She eclipsed her previous record of 2:17.14 set two weeks ago at the Florida State Relays.
Carl's time improves her qualifying status for the New England Division III and ECAC Division III Championships, and met the standard for the NEICAAA Championships, in May. She also ran the anchor leg of the Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay that finished sixth with a time of 4:16.11.
The Huskies are back in action this Saturday (11:00 a.m.) when they travel to the Colby College Invitational.