Women's Outdoor Track & Field

18 Consecutive (2000-2017) LEC Championships

Heather Kendall Picked as ECAC D3 New England Rookie of the Week

USM freshman Heather Kendall (right), seen here passing the baton to teammate Nicole Kirk at a December indoor meet, was named the ECAC/Corvias Division III New England Track & Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 10.
USM freshman Heather Kendall (right), seen here passing the baton to teammate Nicole Kirk at a December indoor meet, was named the ECAC/Corvias Division III New England Track & Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 10.

Kendall Picked as ECAC D3 New England Rookie of the Week

            GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its weekly women's outdoor track and field awards Wednesday afternoon and University of Southern Maine freshman Heather Kendall (Lewiston, Maine) was selected as the ECAC/Corvias Division III New England Track and Field Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 10.

            This is the second time in her collegiate career that Kendall has received an ECAC weekly citation.  She received the Rookie of the Week honor during indoor season on February 3.  Earlier this week, Kendall was named the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Week and was a member of USM's 4 x 100-meter relay that was picked as the LEC Relay of the Week.

            Competing at the Bowdoin College Invitational, Kendall played a major role in the Huskies finishing first among the six teams competing.  Individually, Kendall won the 100 meters with a time of 12.81 seconds, and the 200 meters with a time of 26.40 seconds.  She ran the second leg for the 4 x 100 that finished second with its combined time of 50.86 seconds. The 4 x 400 was also runner-up (4:21.63) with Kendall contributing an opening leg of 61.8 seconds.

            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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