BOSTON — Track and field standout Jesse Labreck won three events and took second in another to earn the Coaches Award and lead the University of Maine women’s team to a third-place finish at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.
Labreck won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.39 seconds, the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 1.75 inches and the triple jump with at 40-10.25. She also tied for top honors in the high jump, with a school-record leap of 5-10, but lost the tie-breaker. She trails only 2008 Olympian Viktoriya Rybalko in the school record books in the long and triple jumps, and owns the school record in the hurdles.
All of Labreck’s marks easily beat the standards for the ECAC Championships, and she tied the championships record in the high jump and broke the long jump record while also earning the Outstanding Field Performer of the Meet Award.
Cearha Miller had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 200 meters and 60 meters, with times of 24.10 and 7.70, respectively while Corey Conner took second in the mile with a time of 4:43.37.
The 4X400 relay team of Jillian O’Brien, Allison Fereshetian, Jessica McCarthy and Miller took second with a time of 3:52.48 while the 4X800 team of Whitney Chamberlain, Jordan
Daniel, Jennifer Lucy and Conner also had a runner-up finish with a time of 9:06.04.
In the men’s meet, Riley Masters and Trevor England took home individual titles to lead the Bears.
Masters won the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:11.90, winning by more than four seconds while easily beating the IC4A qualifying standard.
England took the triple jump with 48-7.25, winning by over two feet and qualifying for the IC4A Championships. His distance is among the top-3 in school history.
James Reed took runner-up honors in the 60-meter hurdles, tying his own school record with a time of 8.20.
Jeff Ramos tied for first in the high jump with a leap of 6-8.25, but lost the tie-breaker to take runner-up honors. His jump is among the top-5 in school history.
The Black Bears return to action next weekend at the New England Championships.