Maine Men’s Track and Field Finishes Strong on Final Day of ECAC/IC4A Meet

Maine Men’s Track and Field Finishes Strong on Final Day of ECAC/IC4A Meet


BOSTON, Mass. – Several members of the Maine men's track and field team competed in the final day of the ECAC & IC4A Indoor track meet, hosted by Boston University on Sunday, finishing the three-day event strong.

Both James Reed and Jake Leithiser advanced to the final round of both the 60-meter hurdles and 500-meter run, respectively on day two, and both finished the event in second-place. 

Reed once again broke his previous best and school record in the 60m hurdles by clocking in with a time of 7.92 seconds, .02 faster than his previous-best of 7.94. Reed was just shy of taking first as Cornell's Max Hairston edged the senior sprinter by less than one one-hundredth of a second to take gold.

Leithiser also was runner-up in the 500m, advancing to the finals on Saturday. The junior runner clocked in with a time of 1:03.28 for second place, while Robert Rhodes from UConn took first overall with a time of 1:02.02.

In field events, Justin Gagne was the only one competing as he threw in the shot put event. The senior thrower finished within the top-10 in the event, coming in eighth with a final toss of 16.93 (55-06.50). Dillon Simon from Maryland Eastern Shore took the top spot in the event, tallying a time of 18.25 meters (59-10.50). 

With the indoor season all-but wrapped up the teams will not turn their attention to the outdoor season. The squads will head to a warmer climate this coming week when members of the squad head to Miami, Fla., for the Hurricane Invite scheduled for March 15 and 16. 

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