NORTH EASTON, Mass. -- Sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and senior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) earned All-New England honors Saturday to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's performance at the annual New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEIcAAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships held Friday and Saturday at Stonehill College.
Dostie earned her All-New England citation by placing sixth in the 400-meter hurdles. Durham was the highest placing USM competitor taking fourth place in the discus to be All-New England. In addition to her All-New England performance, Dostie also set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles, and was part of the school record performance in the 4 x 400-meter relay.
In Friday's trials, Dostie broke her school record in the 100-meter hurdles posting the ninth quickest time at 14.82 seconds. She came back later to run the 400-meter hurdles trials in 1:03.64 to advance to Saturday's final where she ran a season best 1:02.62 to finish sixth.
Durham posted a throw of 40.77 meters (133-9) in the discus to finish fourth. Durham also competed in the shot put coming in 17th with her mark of 11.92 meters (39-1 ¼).
The 4 x 400 relay quartet of freshman Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine), sophomores Emily Panciera (Monson, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) and Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) and Dostie combined for a time of 3:58.54 to break the previous mark of 3:59.25 that they set April 13.
Panciera competed in the 800 meters and posted a personal best time of 2:19.21. Kirk competed in the 400-meter trials on Friday coming across the finish line in 57.92.
Dostie and Durham accounted for the Huskies eight points to finish tied with two other schools for 27th place among the 35 teams that scored. The University of Rhode Island won the team title with 91.50 points. The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University Massachusetts Lowell tied for second with 80.
Southern Maine will conclude the 2013 regular season next Thursday and Friday (May 16-17) at the ECAC Division III Championships being held at Springfield College.