WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and sophomore Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) earned All-New England honors on Saturday to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's outdoor track and field team's performance at the 2014 NEICAAA ((New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Westfield (Mass.) State University.
Dostie earned her All-New England recognition in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing second with a career-best time of one minute, 1.21 seconds. Dostie eclipsed her personal best, set in Friday's trials, by more than one second.
Damron broke the school record for the second straight week in the 800 meters. Damron posted the seventh fastest time of 2:13.24 to take more than two seconds off her previous standard of 2:15.66.
The duo came back in the final event of the meet, the 4x400-meter relay, to combine with sophomore Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) and junior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) to break the school record in that event with their time of 3:54.61. The quartet finished 10th overall. They surpassed the previous standard of 3:58.33 that they set last weekend at the New England Division III Championships.
Also on Saturday, sophomore Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) competed in the shot put posting mark of 11.17 meters (36-7 ¾).
Dostie and Damron accounted for the Huskies 10 points scored in the meet. The Huskies finished 26th among the 39 teams scoring in the meet. The University of Rhode Island edged Southern Connecticut State University for the team title, 77-76. The University of Massachusetts Amherst was third with 61.50 points, followed by Boston College with 57 and Sacred Heart University with 50. The NEICAAA New England Championships feature competitors from all three NCAA divisions.
Southern Maine will close the 2014 outdoor regular season this coming Thursday and Friday at the ECAC Division III Championships being held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.