Women's Outdoor Track & Field

18 Consecutive (2000-2017) LEC Championships

Durham, Dostie Earn All-ECAC Honors

Senior Jennifer Durham finished third in the discus at the ECAC Division III Championships. Durham also set a school record in the shot put.
Senior Jennifer Durham finished third in the discus at the ECAC Division III Championships. Durham also set a school record in the shot put.

            SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) earned All-ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) honors in two events and sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) picked up one All-ECAC citation during the final day of competition at the 2013 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Springfield College.

            Durham opened her day by setting the school record in the shot put with a mark of 12.61 meters (41-4 ½) on her fifth of sixth throws to place eighth.  Durham smashed the previous record of 12.12 meters (39-9 ½) set in 1997 by Erin Russell.

            Later in the afternoon, Durham earned a third-place finish in the discus with a throw of 39.85 meters (130-9).

            Dostie earned her All-ECAC accolade in the 400-meter hurdles by placing eighth with her time of 1:03.74.  On Thursday, Dostie broke her own school record in the trials of the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 14.62 seconds.

            Freshman Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) had a 10th-place finish in the 400 meters with her time of 58.43.  She also posted a time of 25.84 seconds in the 200 meters.

            Sophomore Emily Panciera (Monson, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) competed in the 800 meters crossing the finish line in 2:19.70.

            Durham and Dostie accounted for the Huskies eight points to finish in a tie for 32nd place among the 57 teams that scored in the meet.  Rowan University won the team title with 63 points, followed by Wheaton College with 57, Tufts University with 52 and Ithaca and M.I.T. with 51.

            Southern Maine competitors will wait to see if anyone makes the field for the NCAA Division III Championships that will be held May 23-25 at the Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in LaCrosse, Wis.

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