USM Men Compete at Valentine Classic and Kelly Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Sophomore Yahya Nure (South Portland, Maine/Deering) ran the ninth fastest 5,000 meters and senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) broke his own school record in the 200 meters to highlight the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team's day Saturday at the David Hemery Valentine Classic at Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT. Both meets are non-team-scoring events.
Nure posted a career best time of 15 minutes, 5.03 seconds to placed 15th among 73 runners in the 5,000 meters at the Valentine Classic. Nure's time is the ninth fastest in program history, and met the qualifying standard for the New England Division III Championships.
Marshall broke his record in the 200 posting a time of 21.86 seconds, shaving 0.01 seconds off his previous mark set at the John Thomas Terrier Classic on January 26, 2019.
Over at the Gordon Kelly Invitational held at MIT, three USM competitors posted runner-up finishes. Freshman Carson Gross (Livermore, Maine/Spruce Mountain) was second in the high jump clearing 1.98 meters (6-6), junior Masho Gebremikael (Portland, Maine/Deering) posted a time of 4:33.73 to take second in the mile, and senior Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) was runner-up in the 800 meters crossing the line in 2:06.66.
Following Gebremikael across the finish line in the mile were senior Nick Harriman (Lisbon, Maine) and sophomore Jacob Gamache (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little). Harriman had a time of 4:35.38, while Gamache crossed the line in 4:49.48. Senior Jack Ricker (Conway, N.H./Kennett) followed Gross in the high jump clearing 1.95 meters (6-4¾).
Freshman Jeremiah Scheff (Blue Hill, Maine/George Stevens Academy) earned a third-place finish in the 600 meters with his time of 1:29.18. Sophomore Riley Peterson (Barnet, Vt./St. Johnsbury Academy) was third in the pole vault clearing 4.40 meters (14-5¼).
Southern Maine will host the Little East Conference Championships next Saturday at the Costello Sports Complex field house.