Masters improves on record time; Ruginski has strong meet

Posted March 08, 2010, at 1:59 a.m.

The University of Maine men’s and women’s track and field teams performed well at the ECAC/IC4A Championships over the weekend at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston while Riley Masters improved on his own school-record time in the mile with a third-place finish in the Columbia Last Chance Meet in New York.

Masters took third in the men’s mile in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 59.07 seconds while Corey Conner took 10th in the women’s mile with a time of 4:46.45.

Masters’ record was 3:59.97.

In Boston, Jamie Ruginski led the Maine men’s team while Jesse Labreck led the women’s team.

Ruginski took runner-up honors in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 4 inches. He also took 11th in the triple jump with a distance of 46-6.25.

James Berry took sixth in the pole vault (15-9) while James Reed was eighth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.64 seconds.

The men took 26th place with 10.50 points.

Labreck was sixth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.61 and took eighth in the triple jump (39-2.25).

The women took 38th with seven points.


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