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USM Women's Track Receives Four LEC Weekly Awards

The Little East Conference named sophomore Rachel Ingram (left) the Field Athlete of the Week, freshman Heather Kendall (center) the Rookie Track Athlete of the Week, and senior Hannah Damron the Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 10.
The Little East Conference named sophomore Rachel Ingram (left) the Field Athlete of the Week, freshman Heather Kendall (center) the Rookie Track Athlete of the Week, and senior Hannah Damron the Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 10.

USM Receives Four LEC Weekly Awards

            GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced Monday that five members of the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team have been selected to receive for four of the conference's five weekly honors.

            Senior Hannah Damron (Windham, Maine) was picked as the Track Athlete of the Week, sophomore Rachel Ingram (Winthrop, Maine) is the recipient of the Field Athlete of the Week honor, freshman Heather Kendall (Lewiston, Maine) was tabbed as the Rookie Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight week, and the Huskies' 4 x 100-meter relay was honored as the Relay of the Week.  All the recipients played a major part in the Huskies victory at the Bowdoin College Invitational this past Saturday.

            On the track, Damron won the 1500 meters with her time of 4:50.39 and placed second in the 800 meters crossing the line in 2:20.39.  Her times met the New England Division III Championships qualifying standards.

            Kendall won the 100 meters with a time of 12.81 seconds, and the 200 meters with a time of 26.40 seconds.  Kendall also ran a leg for the Huskies' 4 x 100 and 4 x 400-meter relays.  The 4 x 400 was runner-up (4:21.63) with Kendall contributing an opening leg of 61.8 seconds.

            In the field events, Ingram won two jumping events taking the top spot in the long jump with a leap of 4.97 meters (16-3 ¾) and the triple jump with a mark of 10.55 meters (34-7 ½).

            The relay foursome of junior Neka Dias (San Antonio, Texas), Kendall, Ingram and senior Deonna DaSilva (East Providence, R.I.) combined for a time of 50.86 seconds to finish second.

            The Huskies took the top spot among the six teams competing scoring 199 points.  Host Bowdoin was runner-up with 164, followed by Husson University with 80, Colby College with 56, the University of Maine at Farmington with 39 and St. Joseph's College with seven points.

            The Huskies will travel next Saturday to the Panther Spring Invitational at Middlebury College. 

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