UMaine men finish third, Labreck wins heptathlon at AE track championships

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff
Posted May 04, 2013, at 9:19 p.m.

VESTAL, N.Y. — Maine natives Kelton Cullenberg and Donald Clark each won an individual event Sunday to spearhead the University of Maine men to a third-place finish in the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Binghamton University.

Cullenberg, a junior from Chesterville, won the 5,000 meters with a time of 14 minutes, 51.85 seconds. Clark, a senior from Winslow, claimed the shot put title with a throw of 55 feet, 2 inches.

Albany won the team crown with 230.5 points, followed by Maryland Baltimore County (176) and UMaine (121).

Junior Brian Woodbury of Scarborough finished second in the discus (154-4) and placed third in the shot put (51-7).

On Saturday, Frank Del Duca captured top honors in the long jump. The junior from Bethel bested the field with a jump of 7.20 meters (23-7 1/2), which came on his second attempt of the competition.

Del Duca also finished second in the 100 meters (11.06) Sunday.

Matthew Toothaker of Hampden was the runner-up in the men’s decathlon, scoring 6,376 points. On Saturday, he was second in the high jump (6-1 1/4) and the shot put (37-8) and fourth in the 100 meters (11.79).

On Sunday, Toothaker won the 1,500 in 4:40.55 and was second in the 110 hurdles (16.06).

Senior James Reed was second in the open 110 hurdles (14.44) and placed seventh in the 100 meters (12.08). He also competed on UMaine’s fourth-place 4×100 relay team (8:04.04) that included Del Duca, James Rutter of Portland and Joseph Viola of Scarborough.

Other top efforts included Trevor England’s third place in the triple jump (41-1 3/4), fourths by Ryan Hardiman (5,000; 15:06.06) and Paul Kelley (400 hurdles, 53.59), and a fifth in the triple jump by Nathaniel Meade of Waldoboro (46-3 1/2).

Kyle St. Peter of Caribou was fifth in the decathlon with 6,040 points, including second in the javelin.

In the women’s meet Jesse Labreck took home the championship in the women’s heptathlon. The senior from Oakland scored 5,113 points to beat Vermont’s Brittany St. Clair (4,859).

UMaine wound up sixth out of eight teams with 84 points. Albany cruised to victory with 245 points, followed by Binghamton (136).

On Sunday, Labreck won the long jump (19-7), was seventh in the javelin (82-1) and wound up eighth in the 800 (2:33.73). She was in first place following Saturday’s competition after winning the 200 (25.22 seconds) and the 100 hurdles (14:18).

Labreck placed second in the high jump at 1.70 meters (5-7) and was third in the shot put at 4.61 meters ( 34-9 3/4).

UMaine produced three other individual champions on the women’s side.

On Sunday, senior Corey Conner added another accolade to her resume by winning the 5,000 meters in 16:21.14. Teammate Carolyn Stocker was sixth (17:53.54).

On Saturday, Jaclyn Masters and Robyn McFetters turned in first-place finishes. Masters, a freshman from Auburn, won the pole vault at 12 feet, 2 1/2 inches while McFetters, a sophomore, claimed the title in the hammer throw with a heave of 183-9.

Masters was named the Most Outstanding Rookie of the meet.

Junior Ali Fereshetian of Turner took second in the 100 hurdles (14.46) Sunday, a mere two-hundreths of a second out of first. She was fifth in Saturday’s long jump (17-7) and ran Sunday on the Bears’ 4×100 relay squad with Katelyn Guilmette, Masters and Ashten Hackett that took fourth in 47.81 seconds.

UMaine’s Jessica McCarthy finished sixth in the heptathlon and Emily Boardman placed fifth in the hammer (147-10).

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