Dostie Qualifies for 100m and 400m Hurdles Finals
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine junior Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) set two school records Friday during the first day of competition at the NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at M.I.T.
Kirk broke her own record in the 100-meter dash trials flashing across the finish line in 12.34 seconds to shave seven one-hundredths of a second off her previous record. She came back later in the afternoon to break the school record in the 200 meters with her time of 25.03 seconds. Kirk eclipsed the previous record time of 25.18 seconds set by Hannah Wiley in 2012. Kirk had the sixth quickest time in the 200 trails and qualified for Saturday's final.
Senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. Dostie had the eighth quickest time in the 100 hurdles posting a time of 14.66 seconds. Later, she won her trials race in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.03.
Competition continues on Saturday.