Dostie, Durham Pace USM to Fourth Place at Aloha Relays
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) had a first and two second-place finishes, and senior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) each had a first and second-place finish, Saturday to lead the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team to a fourth-place finish among the seven team competing at the 25th annual Aloha Relays held at Magee-Samuelson Track on the campus of Bowdoin College.
Dostie set the school record in the 100-meter hurdles with her winning time of 14.95 seconds. Her time eclipsed the previous record of 15.17 seconds set last spring by Hannah Wiley. Dostie also had a second-place finish in the 200 meters with her time of 25.61, and a second in the long jump with a leap of 5.23 meters (17-2).
Durham won the discus with a career-best mark of 41.80 meters (137-2) and was second in the shot put with a throw of 11.44 meters (37-6 ½).
Freshman Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) had a pair of top-three finishes on the track finishing third in the 100-meter dash with her time of 12.76 seconds, and third in the 200 after crossing the line in 25.84 seconds. Sophomore Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) was sixth in the 100 with a time of 13.33.
Sophomore Emily Panciera (Monson, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) came home second in the 800 meters with a career-best time of 2:20.44. Senior Katherine McWilliams (Nashville, Tenn.) was fifth in the 10,000 with a time of 43:04.98.
In the field events, freshman Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) teamed with Durham to give the Huskies a strong showing in the shot put and discus. Sodders was third in the shot with a throw of 10.68 meters (35-0 ½) and fifth in the discus with a mark of 30.97 meters (101-7).
Freshman Mary Green (Windham, Maine) finished fourth in the two-day, eight-event heptathlon scoring 2,356 points.
Host Bowdoin won the meet with 184 points followed by in-state rivals Bates College with 158 and Colby College with 129. Southern Maine tallied 81 points. Mount Holyoke College was fifth with 42. Rounding out the field were Husson University with 37 points and Saint Joseph's College with 16.
Southern Maine will compete next Saturday (11:00 a.m.) at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships being held at Bridgewater State University.