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Gibeault Wins Pole Vault at Brown Invitational

Sophomore Molly Gibeault won the pole vault at the Brown Invitational with a personal best height of 3.36 meters (11-0.25)
Sophomore Molly Gibeault won the pole vault at the Brown Invitational with a personal best height of 3.36 meters (11-0.25)

 Sophomore Clears Career Best 3.36 Meters (11-0 1/4)

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sophomore Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, Conn./Woodstock Academy) won the pole vault to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's performance Saturday at the Brown University Invitational.  The meet was a non team-scoring event.

            Gibeault took the top spot on the podium in the pole vault after clearing a career best 3.36 meters (11-0 ¼), and moved up to third on the Huskies all-time outdoor list for the event.

            Senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) had an outstanding overall day with a personal best leap in the long jump with mark of 5.32 meters (17-5 ½) to finish third, a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles crossing the line in 14.65 seconds, and a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.63.  Dostie's time in the 100-meter hurdles was just 0.03 seconds shy of her school record.

            Junior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) had the fourth quickest time of the 100-meter dash prelims posting a time of 12.47 seconds, just 0.03 seconds off her school record.  She was third in the 200 meters with a time of 26.16 seconds, and fifth in the 400 meters after crossing the line in 59.31.

            Junior Brooke Davis (Clarendon, Vt.) had a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with her career best time of 11:51.41.  Davis carved more than 14 seconds off her previous best time.

            Freshman Rachel Ingram (Winthrop, Maine) had a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 10.42 meters (34-2 ¼), and sophomore Ashley Belanger (Biddeford, Maine) was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 11.97 meters (39-3 ¼).

            The Huskies will participate next weekend in the Aloha Relays at Bowdoin College. 

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