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Adams, Currier and McFetters Win Titles on Day One of America East Championships
ORONO, Maine – Wilson Adams (Barrington, R.I.) won the hammer throw and David Currier (Sidney, Maine) won the 10,000 meters to lead the University of Maine men's track and field team on day one of the America East Track and Field Championships.
Adams notched the second-best throw in school history with an IC4A-qualifying mark of 185-02 to take the title. Ethan Moore (Weare, N.H.) also performed well, placing third with a throw of 178-01, a top-7 school mark and qualifies for the IC4A Championships.
Currier took the 10,000-meter titles in an IC4A-qualifying time of 30:47.66 and was followed in fifth by Spencer McElwain (Caribou, Maine) who also had an IC4A-qualifying time of 31:01.01. That time is also a top-5 school mark.
Alexander Parenteau (North Yarmouth, Maine) was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 172-00.
Kelton Cullenberg (Chesterville, Maine) was fourth in his heat in the 1,500 and qualified for tomorrow's final with a time of 3:58.16 while Jake Leithiser (Old Town, Maine) took seventh in the prelims of the 400 with a time of 49.71 to qualify for the finals.
Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine) took seventh in the 100-meter prelims in a time of 11.00 to advance to the finals while Taylor Phillips (Brookville, Conn.) was seventh in the steeplechase with the fourth-fastest time in program history of 9:14.96. The time also qualifies for the IC4A Championships.
Matthew York (Mechanic Falls, Maine) took sixth in the high jump with a leap of 6-00.00 while Matthew Toothaker (Newburgh, Maine) is currently sixth in the decathlon halfway through with 3,018 points.
On the women's side, Robyn McFetters (Barrington, R.I.) won the hammer throw to lead the University of Maine women's track and field team on day one of the America East Track and Field Championships.
McFetters, already the Maine record holder in the event, threw the hammer 177-11, the second-best throw in school history, to win the title. The mark also qualifies for the ECAC Championships.
Allison Fereshetian (Turner, Maine) took fourth in the 100-meter hurdle prelims to advance to the finals with a top-5 school time of 14.48 and also advanced to the finals of the 400 hurdles with a top-5 school time of 1:03.24.
Mary Scanlan (Pembroke, Mass.) advanced to the finals of the 800 with a time of 2:14.98 while Jillian O'Brien (Buffalo, N.Y.) advanced to the finals of the 100-meters as she was third with a top-10 school time of 12.10.
Kourtney Bonsey (Falmouth, Maine) took fourth in the 10,000 meters with a top-5 school time of 37:48.23 while Angelica Nelligan-Smith (Glenburn, Maine) and Marie Dufresne-Dixon (Auburn, Maine) took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the pole vault with marks of 10-10.00 and 10-04.00.
The men's team is currently in third with 43.50 points while the women are in sixth with 26 points.