GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced today that three members of the University of Southern Maine Huskies women's outdoor track and field team - senior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West), sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and freshman Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) - have been honored with three of its four weekly awards.
Durham was named the LEC Field Athlete of the Week, Dostie was tabbed as the Track Athlete of the Week, and Kirk captured Rookie Track Athlete of the Week honors. Rhode Island College freshman Autumn Wosencroft (Newport, R.I./Rogers) was named the Rookie Field Athlete of the Week.
Competing at the Aloha Relays held this past Saturday at Bowdoin College, Durham won the discus with a career best throw of 41.80 meters (137-2) and took second place in the shot put with a mark of 11.44 meters (37-6 ½). Durham also placed 12th in the hammer throw with a mark of 34.17 meters (112-1).
Durham's mark in the discus moved her up to 16th place on the latest Division III performance list. It is the first time in her career that Durham has earned Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Dostie won the 100-meter hurdles with a school record time of 14.95 seconds, and placed second with a season best time of 25.61 seconds in the 200 meters. Dostie's time in the 100 hurdles currently ranks her 25th nationally among Division III athletes.
The LEC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year this past winter, Dostie also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 5.23 meters (17-2). This is the second time this spring that Dostie has been honored with Track Athlete of the Week accolades.
Kirk finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.76 seconds, third in the 200 meters with a time of 25.84, and ran the anchor leg for the Huskies 4 x 100-meter relay that finished fourth with a time of 50.88 seconds at the Aloha Relays.
Led by Dostie, Durham and Kirk, the Huskies finished fourth among the seven schools competing. 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.
The Huskies return to action on Saturday (11:00 a.m.) at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships at Bridgewater State University.