Maine Throwers Took Center Stage at Day Two of Penn Relays
PHILIDELPHIA, Pa. – Just one day after Kelton Cullenberg made headlines for Maine track and field, the Black Bears male throwers were on display at the second day of the Penn Relays held at Franklin field. Maine had Justin Gagne and Brian Woodbury compete in three events while Maine's women's relay team also took part in the second day.
The highlight of the second day of the three-day event came in the discus event (college division) when Gagne recorded a new program and personal best with a final throw of 53.95m (177-0). That throw was good enough for third place in the event and bested his pervious top mark, which he set at Holy Cross on April 21, 2014 with a throw of 53.30m. Gagne was only bested by entrants from some of the top programs in the country as Will Bar from Penn State took first (55.74m) while Florida State's Chadrick DaCosta took second (54.99m).
Gagne also competed in the shot put (championship division) and secured another top-10 finish. Gagne tallied another season-best distance of 17.85m (58-6.75). Meanwhile Woodbury threw in the Eastern division in the shot put and took 25th with a final mark of 14.12m (46-4).
On the women's side the relay team of Ashten Hackett, Jaclyn Masters, Grace MacLean, and Jessica McCarthy ran in the 4x200 relay and came in 43rd with a time of 1:43.12.
Maine will have its final two competitors participate in the final day of the Penn Relays as Wilson Adams and Ethan Moore will throw in the hammer event. Maine is also scheduled to send athletes to the America East pre-conference meet in Durham, N.H. tomorrow as well. Check back to GoBlackBears.com for results from the day tomorrow.