WORCESTER, Mass. – The Maine men and women's track and field teams kicked off a two-meet weekend at the Joe Donahue Games hosted by Holy Cross this weekend, in Worcester, Mass., Friday afternoon.
The women competed fewer athletes than on the men's side but it was highlighted by a strong day by Ashten Hackett. The senior from Maine finished the 60-meter hurdles in a final time of 9.06 seconds to take second place in the event. First place runner Virginia Lavailee edged Hackett with a time of 8.59 seconds..
In field events Jaclyn Masters took a fourth-place showing in the pole-vault event. Masters finished with a final height of 10-11.75 as Williams' Jenna Adams, Vermont's Grace Weisecker and Holy Cross' Alexandra Eckert were the only entrants to best the mark.
Robyn McFetters was strong once again in the weight throw finishing fifth overall with a final mark of 48-08.25. Kebbeh Darpolor from Brown took top honors in the event as she finished with a final mark of 17.26m (56-07.50).
On the men's side, fresh off his America East performer of the week bid, Meade once again finished first in the triple jump with a final mark of 15.07m (49-05.50).
Meanwhile in the 200-meter dash the Black Bears' Daniel Roukey finished in the top-3 taking third with a time of 22.56 seconds, while Jake Leithiser followed that up with a fourth-place finish in the 400m with a time of 49.96.
Liam Nee represented Maine in the 800m, as he ran his way to fifth place with a time of 1:56.06, while Kelton Cullenberg, who has become a household name in track and field circles, was impressive once again in the 3,000-meter event with a time of 8:28.74.
Brian Woodbury shined for Maine in the throwing events as the senior recorded a final toss of 15.51m (50-10.75) to take third overall in the shot put.
Maine will be back action on Saturday as the team takes part in the Terrier Classic hosted by Boston University. Check back to GoBlackBears.com for results for that meet.