PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sophomore Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) broke the school record in the 100-meter dash to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team's performance at the Brown University Invitational on Saturday. The meet was a non team-scoring meet.
Kirk posted a time of 12.65 seconds in the trials to qualify for the finals. In the final, Kirk flashed across the line in 12.46 seconds to break the previous record time of 12.51 set in 2012 by Hannah Wiley. Kirk also had a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters with her time of 25.94 seconds.
Junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle), competing in her first outdoor event of the spring, qualified for the New England Division III, the NEICAAA New England and the ECAC Division III Championships in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Dostie finished second in the 100 hurdles with her time of 15.00 seconds in the final, and took the top spot in the 400 hurdles with a winning time of 1:04.42. Dostie also had a third-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.25 meters (17-2 ¼).
Sophomore Brooke Davis (North Clarendon, Vt./Mill River Union) also won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with her time of 12:23.98. That time qualifies Davis for the New England Division III meet next month.
Sophomore Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) moved into second place on the Huskies all-time 800-meter list with her tie of 2:17.09 that was good for a fifth-place result. Damron's time qualifies her for the New England Division III and the ECAC meets.
Junior Catie Keenan (York, Maine) had a seventh-place finish in the 5,000 meters with her time of 18:45.30. Keenan also qualified for the New England Division III meet.
In the field events, rookie Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, Conn./Woodstock Academy) was third in the pole vault clearing 3.20 meters (10-6), and classmate Briana Pina (Cumberland, R.I.) was ninth in the hammer throw with a mark of 40.75 meters (133-8). Gibeault and Pina both qualified for the New England Division III meet.
Sophomore Molly Shannon (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) had a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 11.13 meters (36-6 ¼). Classmate Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) was one spot further back with her throw of 10.96 meters (35-11 ½). Sodders also had an eighth-place finish in the discus (33.38 meters/109-6).
Southern Maine will be in action next Friday and Saturday at the Aloha Relays held at Bowdoin College.