Three School Records Fall in First Day of Competition
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Seniors Nicole Kirk (Scarborough, Maine) and Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) combined to set three school records Friday to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's performance during the first day of competition at the NEICAAA New England Outdoor Championships being held at Southern Connecticut State University.
Kirk set records in the 100-meter dash and the 200 meters en route to qualifying for Saturday's final in both events after turning in the fifth quickest time in each event. Dostie smashed her record in the 100-meter hurdles to also qualify for the finals.
In the dash, Kirk shaved three one-hundredths of a second off her previous record with her time of 12.14 seconds. Kirk came back an hour later to eclipse her school record in the 200 by one one-hundredth of a second crossing the finish line in 24.81 seconds.
Dostie had the third quickest time in the 100 hurdles with her time of 14.07 seconds. She broke her previous record of 14.41 seconds set on April 23rd.
Other USM competitors competing on Friday included junior Neka Dias (San Antonio, Texas/Holmes) in the 100m hurdles, freshman Heather Kendall (Lewiston, Maine) in the dash and junior Liz O'Neal (Brunswick, Maine/Mt. Ararat) in the 400-meters hurdles.
The women's pole vault, including USM junior Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, Conn./Woodstock Academy), was postponed due to rain and will be held tomorrow.
Competition resumes Saturday (10:00 a.m.).