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Men's Track Captures Two Titles, Sits in Third After Day One at America East Championships
ORONO, Maine – Kelton Cullenberg (Chesterfield, Maine) and the distance medley relay team each won titles to lead the University of Maine men's track and field team on day one of the America East Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. The Black Bears sit in third place after the first day with 32 points, trailing just Binghamton (52.50 points) and Albany (41.50 points).
Cullenberg won the championship in the 5,000 meters with an IC4A-qualifying time of 14:44.58. The mark also ranks in the top-5 in school history.
The distance medley relay team of Ryan Hardiman (Brookline, Mass.), Michael Tudor (Scarborough, Maine), Gregory O'Donnell (Hampden, Maine) and Alex Moser (York Harbor, Maine) won the championship in an IC4A-qualifying time of 10:05.83.
Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine) took runner-up honors in the long jump with an IC4A-qualifying leap of 23-03.50. The jump ranks in the top-7 in Maine history. Teammate Nathaniel Meade (Waldoboro, Maine) was just behind Del Duca in fifth with a leap of 22-04.25.
James Reed (Garmisch, Germany) had the best prelim time in the 60-meter hurdles with 8.18, a top-3 school mark, and also was third in the prelims of the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.98. He advances to the finals in both events.
Jake Leithiser (Old Town, Maine) had the third-best time in the prelims of the 400 with a top-10 school time of 49.64 to advance to the finals. He also advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles after taking eighth in the prelims with a time of 8.58.
The America East Indoor Championships return to action tomorrow at 10 a.m.