UMaine track teams compete indoors

Posted Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:57 p.m.

BOSTON — The University of Maine women’s and men’s track and field teams placed eighth and 23rd, respectively, at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships at Boston University over the weekend.

Vanessa Letourneau of Fairfield led the women with a runner-up finish while Skip Edwards of Portland led the men with a third place finish.

Letourneau earned a second-place finish in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 50.86 seconds. Jordan Daniel of Farmington came in fourth in the mile with a time of 4:55.22 while Cearha Miller was fifth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.21 and was followed by Jillian O’Brien in seventh with a time of 7.25.

Katherine McGeoghan took fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 5 inches, while Allyson Howatt was sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 57.85 and Brenna Walsh was sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:55.85.

On the men’s side, Edwards took third in the 400 meters with a time of 48.32. James Reed took fifth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.60 while Justin Gagne of Biddeford took 11th in the shot put with a distance of 48-7.25.

Also competing over the weekend at the NYU Fastrack Invitational New York were Riley Masters of Bangor and Corey Conner. Masters won the men’s one mile with a time of 4:01.44 while Conner took the women’s one mile with a time of 4:43.36. Her time provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships and broke her own school record.

Jesse Labreck of Oakland competed in the 60-meter hurdles at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, and placed 15th in the preliminaries with a time of 8.59.

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