LEC Selects Belanger as Field Athlete of the Week
GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference today selected University of Southern Maine sophomore Ashley Belanger (Biddeford, Maine) as its initial Field Athlete of the Week for the 2015 women's outdoor track and field season covering events completed by March 29. This is the first time in her career that Belanger has received an outdoor track and field weekly honor.
Competing in a collegiate outdoor meet for the first time after missing the 2014 season with an injury, Belanger finished seventh in the shot put at the University of North Florida Spring Break Invitational with a throw of 12.58 meters (41-3 ¼). Belanger's mark was just three centimeters (1 ¼ inches) shy of the school record, and moved her into second place on the Huskies' all-time list in the shot put. Belanger also met the qualifying standards for the New England Division III Championships, the NEICAAA New England Championships and the ECAC Division III Championships meets in May.
The Huskies will compete Friday at the ERAU (Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University) Spike's Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.