BOSTON, Mass – James Reed reeled in another first place finish as his performance in the 60-meter hurdles highlighted a day for several Black Bears at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational in Boston, Mass., on Saturday. Reed was one of three members of the men's track and field team to take part in the event.
Reed got revenge in the finals as he crossed the finish line first in the event as he finished in eight seconds flat while Queen finished with a mark of 8.02 seconds. Reed's time was .03 seconds shy of the school record he set last season.
Justin Gagne was also back in action in the shot put as he finished sixth in the event. His longest throw was 16.52 meters (54-02.50). Jeffery Errol of Monmouth took top honors in the event as he registered a final mark of 18.02m (59-01.50).
Gagne wasn't the only throws entrant for Maine as Wilson Adams got into the action in the weight throw. Like Gagne in the shot put, Adams took sixth overall with a mark of 18.20, (59-08.50). Morgan State's Emmanuel Stewart was the top-athlete in the event as he threw for a distance of 18.82m (61-09.00) to take first overall. Gagne also competed in the event and took 16th (15.41m, 50-06.75).
Maine track and field now prepares for its first meet in the brand new New Balance Track and Field facility at the Maine field house. The Black Bears will host Holy Cross on Feb. 1, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m.