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Men's Track Takes Eighth at New England Championships
ORONO, Maine – Justin Gagne (Biddeford, Maine), Alexander Moser (York Harbor, Maine) and Matthew Toothaker (Hampden, Maine) each had third place finishes to lead the University of Maine men's track and field team on day two of the New England Championships hosted by Boston University. The Black Bears scored 31 points to place eighth out of 32 teams.
Toothaker took third in the heptathlon in school-record fashion, scoring 4,908 points, courtesy of a pair of third place finishes in the pole vault (13-09.25) and shot put (37-11.50). Teammate Jake Leithiser (Old Town, Maine) was just behind in fourth with 4,883 points.
Gagne took third in the shot put with a mark of 57-03.00, which is a top-3 school mark and easily qualifies for the IC4A Championships. Moser took third in the mile with a time of 4:07.78, also an IC4A-qualifying mark and top-5 school time.
James Reed (Garmisch, Germany) was fourth in the 60-meter hurdle semi-finals with a time of 8.15 to advance to the finals, where he ran 8.04 to take fourth. Both were top-3 school times for the school-record holder.
Brian Woodbury (Scarborough, Maine) took eighth in the shot put with a top-10 school mark of 51-06.25, which qualifies for the IC4A Championships.
On day one, Reed notched a top-3 school mark, taking third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.07 and qualifying for semi-finals. The time also easily qualifies for the IC4A Championships.
Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine) was seventh in the long jump with a mark of 22-09.25, a top-10 school mark while Leithiser and Toothaker were competing in the first day of the heptathlon. Leithiser's performance included a win in the 60 meters with a time of 7.31 while Toothaker had a third place showing in the shot put with 37-11.50.
The Maine men were in 17th place after the first day before rallying to eighth during day two.