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Southern Maine Fourth at Colby Invitational

Hannah Wiley approaches the board in the long jump.
Hannah Wiley approaches the board in the long jump.

Huskies Fourth at Colby Invitational

            WATERVILLE, Maine -- Senior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.) won two events and placed second in a third, and three school records fell, as the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team placed fourth among five teams at the Colby College Invitational on Saturday.

            Junior Molly Carl (York, Maine) broke the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase en route to winning the race, and rookie sensation Hannah Wiley (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) set records in the triple jump and the 400-meter hurdles.

            In the jumping events, Wiley won the triple jump and junior Christina Massey (Winslow, Maine) took the top spot in the long jump.

            Patterson won the hammer throw with a throw of 46.61 meters (152-11), and the discus with a mark of 39.61 meters (129-11).  She was second in the shot put with a toss of 10.72 meters (35-2).

            Wiley won the triple jump with a leap of 11.33 meters (37-2 1/2) to break the old record of 10.90 meters (35-9 1/2) set by Kim Brewer in April 2003.  Wiley was second in the 400 hurdles with her time of 1 minute, 3.11 seconds.  Her time surpassed the previous school record of 1:03.75 set by Angela Whelchel in May 1992.  Wiley also had a third-place finish in the 200 meters with her time of 26.17 and a fourth-place result in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.88.

            Carl won the steeplechase with her time of 11:07.34 and eclipsed the previous record of 11:07.61 set by Sara Marzouk in May 2006.

            Massey took the long jump with a leap of 5.42 meters (17-9 1/2).  Massey also was second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.67, and third in the high jump clearing 1.52 meters (4-11 3/4).

            Junior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa.) took a second-place finish in the discus with a throw of 36.68 meters (120-4), and third spot in the shot put with a mark of 10.45 meters (34-3 1/2).

            Senior Bethany Dumas (Augusta, Maine/Cony) had a third in the javelin with a throw of 38.46 meters (126-2) and fourth-place finishes in the 400 hurdles (1:07.47) and pole vault (10-6).  Sophomore Morgan Beede (Augusta, Maine/Cony) ran a personal best time in the 5,000 meters covering the distance in 18:22.5.

            M.I.T. won the meet with 199.50 points.  Bates edged host Colby for second place, 152-146.50.  Southern Maine was fourth with 128 points.

            Southern Maine will compete next weekend at the Aloha Relays held at Bowdoin College.

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