Damron, Shannon Qualify for NE D3 Championships
ORLANDO, Fla. -- University of Southern Maine sophomores Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) and Molly Shannon (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) met qualifying standards for the New England Division III Championships this weekend while competing at the University of Central Florida Invitational on Saturday. The event was a non team-scoring meet.
Damron ran her way into the 800-meter field for the New England D3 meet with a fifth-place finish in a time of two minutes, 19.23 seconds. Shannon met the standard in the shot put with her 11th-place mark of 11.05 meters (36-3).
Sophomore Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) finished 10th in the shot put with her throw of 11.08 meters (36-4 ¼). Sodders met the qualifying standard for the New England D3 meet last weekend at Bridgewater State University.
Freshman Melissa Bell (Portland, Maine/Deering) just missed the New England D3 meet qualifying standard in the discus with her eighth-place throw of 33.42 meters (109-8).
On the track, junior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) posted a 10th-place result in the 400 meters with her time of 1:02.85.
Southern Maine, currently on spring break, will train in Florida this week and compete next Friday and Saturday at the University of Florida Relays and the Embry-Riddle University Spike's Classic.