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Dostie, Damron Earn All-ECAC Honors

Junior Peyton Dostie (left) and sophomore Hannah Damron earned All-ECAC honors Friday at the ECAC Division III Championships.  Dostie was third in the 400-meter hurdles while Damron was seventh in the 800 meters (Dostie photo by Bob Molta. Damron photo by Jason Johns).
Junior Peyton Dostie (left) and sophomore Hannah Damron earned All-ECAC honors Friday at the ECAC Division III Championships. Dostie was third in the 400-meter hurdles while Damron was seventh in the 800 meters (Dostie photo by Bob Molta. Damron photo by Jason Johns).

            TROY, N.Y. -- Junior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and sophomore Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) each earned All-ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) honors Friday during the final day of competition at the 2014 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

            Dostie received All-ECAC honors for the second straight year in the 400-meter hurdles.  Dostie finished third among the 22 competitors with her time of one minute, 3.58 seconds.

            Damron collected her All-ECAC honor in the 800 meters placing seventh among the 26 runners with a time of 2:17.40.  The All-ECAC citation was the first of Damron's outdoor career.

            Also competing on Friday were sophomores Sabrina Sodders (Alstead, N.H./Fall Mountain) and Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine).  Sodders had her second-best effort of the outdoor season in the shot put with her throw of 11.69 meters (38-4 ¼).  Only her career-best mark of 11.78 meters (38-7 ¾) 13 days ago at the New England Division III Championships was better.  Kirk clicked off a time of 26.06 seconds in the 200 meters.

            On the first day of competition, Kirk, Damron, junior Anna Whitaker (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) and Dostie posted a new school record for the third time in a 12-day span in the 4x400-meter relay.  They combined for a time of 3:53.44 that was good for fourth place.

            Southern Maine scored 13 points to finish in a three-way tie for 26th place among the 61 schools that scored in the meet.  M.I.T. took the team title with 56 points.  Rowan University was the runner-up with 44 points followed by Ithaca College with 40, St. Lawrence University with 35 and Ramapo College with 31.

            The ECAC meet concludes that Huskies outdoor regular season.  Dostie and Damron will await the announcement of the field for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday morning.  The NCAA Division III Championships will be hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

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