June 19, 2018
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UMaine’s Labreck shines at America East Championships


BALTIMORE — Jesse Labreck of the University of Maine won two individual titles and was part of a winning relay team at the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Maryland Baltimore County over the weekend.

Labreck, a junior from Oakland, topped the field with a leap of 19 feet, 11 inches to win the long jump Saturday.

On Sunday, Labreck captured the 100 hurdles (13.65 seconds) and was a part of the winning 4×400 team with Jillian O’Brien, Allison Fereshetian of Turner and Cearha Miller with a time of 3:47.61.

Albany captured the women’s title with a 174-151 mark over Boston University. The University of New Hampshire placed third with a score of 118. Maine (97.5) was fourth followed by Vermont (90.5), Binghamton (79), UMBC (75), Stony Brook (58) and Hartford (14).

Albany also emerged victorious on the men’s side. The Great Danes topped Binghamton 203-171. Boston University was third (134) with UMBC (97.5) in fourth and New Hampshire (91) in fifth. Maine (66) placed sixth, followed by Vermont (50.5), Hartford (37) and Stony Brook (5).

In the women’s meet, Miller also made her mark in individual events by placing second in the 100- and 200-meter events. She had a time of 12.09 seconds in the 100 and finished in 24.07 seconds in the 200.

The Bears earned a 2-3 finish in the javelin behind junior Jessica Bond (148-10) and senior Alexandra Krous (143-11).

Fereshetian took seventh in the 100 hurdles (14.82) and was sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:04.01).

Senior Allison Conner placed third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 37:10.69 and junior Kourtney Bonsey was seventh in 38:46.78.

Maine junior Katherine McGeoghan tied for fifth in the high jump (5-4 1/4), Tanya Simard placed fifth in the heptathlon with 4,334 points and Katy Grime was fourth in the discus (133-03).

In the men’s meet, Justin Gagne took home a runner-up finish and a fourth-place mark to pace the Black Bears.

Gagne was second in the shot put with a mark of 51-07 1/4 and placed fourth in the discus with a distance of 159-04.

Trevor England of Auburn also took home a second-place finish by leaping 48 feet, 6 3/4 inches in the triple jump.

Senior Daniel Poirier turned in a throw of 185-9 to finish third in the javelin. Jeff Ramos of Turner was third in the high jump (6-06 3/4) and James Reed also took home third in the 110 hurdles (14.70).

Junior David Currier claimed fourth place in the 10,000 meters with a time of 31:36.96, only 19.4 seconds off the pace.

Junior Matthew Toothaker stands sixth in the decathlon after Saturday’s events. Freshman Wilson Adams (170-11) and sophomore Ethan Moore (168-9) claimed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the hammer throw.

Taylor Phillips, a sophomore, scored a seventh-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:29.82.

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