BOSTON, Mass. – The Maine track and field teams completed the second day of the NEICAAA indoor track and field championships on Saturday as both the men and women's team competed in a combined seven events. The Black Bears had a small contingent compete at the two-day event that began on Friday afternoon.
On the women's side Ashten Hackett had the strongest performance for the squad advancing all the way to the finals in the 60-meter hurdles after making it out of the preliminary round on Friday. Hackett secured a time of 9.08 seconds in the semi-final round taking seventh and finished the finals in seventh as well, with a time of 8.96.
Also competing for the women was Rachel Wilkinson who ran in the mile run and took 24th overall with a time of 5:09.31, while freshman Ashley Donohoe was the only field entrant for the women's squad competing in the shot put and coming in 18th with a mark of 38-00.25 (11.59m).
Like Hackett for the women's team, the men had two athletes advance out of the preliminary round on Friday. Scott Merrill and Tristan Wortman both elevated to the next round on Friday from their respective events.
Merrill made it to the finals in the 500-meter dash registering a time of 1:05.76 seconds and eighth place, while Wortman was able to the get to the semi-final round in the 60m hurdles, clocking in with a time of 8.62 seconds and a 13th place finish.
Brian Woodbury was the only male entrant in the field events for the men as he competed in the shot put and took 11th overall with a final mark of 49-02.25 (14.99m).
The Black Bears indoor schedule is winding down with a final qualifying event at Boston University scheduled for today while the ECAC/IC4A Championships will also be hosted by BU and is scheduled for March 6-8.