Maine Men’s Track and Field Poised to Challenge For First America East Outdoor Title Since 1995

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Maine Men’s Track and Field Poised to Challenge For First America East Outdoor Title Since 1995

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BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Black Bears men's team which concluded the 2013-14 outdoor season, with four first place finishes in team scoring meets, and will look for one more, when the squad attempts to secure its first conference championship since the 1995 season this coming weekend. It will be no small task as the Albany Great Danes have won nine-straight America East titles spanning back to 2005. The two day meet is schedule for May 3-4 in Burlington, Vt., with events going all day both days.

MAINE MEN'S CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
The Black Bears are searching for their first conference championship in over 15 years, with their last coming in 1995 when Maine edged, rival New Hampshire by two team points, 114-112, in Dedham, Mass. Since that championship season the Black Bears have finished in second place once, the next year, securing 123 points, this time with the Wildcats besting the Black Bears (133 points). Maine has also finished in third place, three times. The most recent instance was last season when the team scored 121 points, getting beaten by only Albany and UMBC. Maine Also secured third place in 2003 and 2001. Here is the overall breakdown of Maine men's track and field in the conference meet:

First Place: Once (1995)
Second Place: Once (1996)
Third Place: Four Times (2013, 2003, 2001, 1994)
Fourth Place: Five Times (2012, 2000, 1999, 1992, 1991)
Fifth Place: Seven Times (2010, 2005, 1998, 1997, 1993, 1990, 1989)
Sixth Place: Four Times (2011, 2008, 2006, 2002)
Seventh Place: Three Times (2009, 2007, 2004)

CONFERENCE AWARD/INDIVIDUAL TITLE HISTORY
The Black Bears have had one Most Outstanding Performer award with Andrew Oliver winning it back in 1998. Likewise Maine had a Most Outstanding Rookie title held by Riley Masters in 2009. While Maine hasn't won the America East Coach/Staff of the year award, current head coach Mark Lech has won the award, albeit with Northeastern in back to back years, 1991 and 1992.
As far an individual event winners is concerned here is a break down of former event winners and the years they won it:

100m:   Jhamal Fluellen – 2010 (10.95)

400m:   Mike Proctor – 1992 (48.90)

800m:   Ryan Harkelroad – 2001 (1:54.32)

1500m:  Derek Treadwell – 1996 (3:50.75)

              Derek Treadwell – 1995 (3:53.95)

3000m: Mike Lansing – 2003 (9:15.97)

5000m:  Kelton Cullenberg – 2013 (14:51.85)

              Riley Masters – 2009 (14:34.75)

              Jeff Caron – 2006 (15:51:61)

              Michael Lansing -2005 (15:11.83)

              Sean Tynan – 1995 (15:29.20)

10K:       David Currier – 2012 (30:37.66)

               Pat O'Malley – 1989 (30:42.21)

400MH:   Matthew Holman – 2008 (53.15)

4x100R:  Maine – 1989 (42.81)

4x800R:  Maine – 2003 (7:41.16)

               Maine – 1999 (7:40.72)

LJ:           Frank Del Ducca (23' 7.25")

               Kirk Carter - 1995 (24' 7.5")

               Brian Bosner – 1994 (22' 7")

HJ:          Jeffery Ramos – 2008 (6' 6")

               Jeffery Ramos – 2007 (6' 6")

               Phil McGoeghan – 2000 (7' 0.25")

Shot Put: Donald Clark – 2013 (55' 2")

                Dzigbodi Ababio – 2006 (53' 3.5")

Hammer: Wilson Adams – 2012 (185' 2")

Discus:     Justin Gagne – 2012 (169' 1")

Javelin:    Andrew Oliver – 1998 (230' 4")

                Andrew Oliver – 1996 (209' 7")

                Andrew Oliver – 1995 (216' 11")

MAINE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Black Bears feature two competitors that are nationally ranked. Nathaniel Meade and Justin Gagne both made the top-100 lists on the national stage according to TFRRS.com. Meade is ranked 87th in the triple jump with a mark of 49' 0.25" while Gagne is ranked 51st in the shot put (58' 6.75") and 72nd in the discus  (77' 0").

MAINE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
The Maine women's track and field team looks for its first conference championship in program history when it heads to Burlington, Vt., on May 3-4 at the America East outdoor championships. The Black Bears best finish came in 2010 when the team placed second overall. Like the men's team, the Great Danes have dominated recent history, recording five-straight conference titles and eight in the last 10 years. 

MAINE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
The Black Bears are searching for their first conference championship in program history, with their highest finish coming in 2010, when the squad scored 172 points, but were edged by Albany who scored 197.5 points. The Black Bears also hold two third place finishes in the history of the program in 2003 in Orono, Maine, scoring 114.5 points and 2002 in Durham, N.H., with 130 points. Below is a full breakdown of where the Black Bears have finished at the conference meet:

First Place: NA
Second Place: Once (2010)
Third Place: Four Times (2003, 2002)
Fourth Place: 10 Times (2011, 2009, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1991, 1990)
Fifth Place: Three Times (2008, 2005, 1989)
Sixth Place: Seven Times (2013, 2007, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992)
Seventh Place: Two Times (2012, 2006)

WOMEN'S CONFERENCE AWARD/INDIVIDUAL TITLE HISTORY
The Black Bears have had two athletes earn Most Outstanding Track Performer honors as both Vicki Tolton (2010) and Allyson Howatt (2008)  received the award. Jesse Labreck was the only Maine athlete to earn the Most Outstanding Field Performer honor earning it 2010. Mark Lech earned the 2010 Coaching Staff of the year honor while the Black Bears have had three scholar-athletes with Erin Hatch (2005), Viktoriya Rybalko (2003) and Vanessa McGowan (2001) earning the accolade. Jaclyn Masters was named the 2013 Most Outstanding Rookie award while Jesee Labreck is a two-time Coaches Award (the individual who accumulates the most points in that years conference meet) earning the award in 2011 and 2010.
As far an individual event winners is concerned here is a break down of former event winners and the years they won it:
100m: Allyson Howatt – 2008 (11.96)

200m: Cearha Miller – 2010 (24.14)

400m: Vicki Tolton – 2010 (54.39)

            Vicki Tolton – 2009 (54.56)

            Vick Tolton – 2008 (55.94)

800m: Hanna Pelletier – 2005 (2:12.57)

            Hanna Pelletier – 2004 (2:10.09)

            Venessa McGowan – 2001 (2:10.03)

1500m: Corey Connor – 2009 (4:28.31)

5000m: Corey Connor – 2013 (16:21.14)

              Corey Connor – 2012 (15:59.66)

              Patricia McCormick – 1995 (17:21.70)

10k:       Patty McCormick – 1998 (36:38.84)

100mH: Jesse Labreck – 2011 (13.65)

              Jesse Labreck – 2010 (13.78)

400mH: Vicki Tolton – 2010 (59.55)

4x400R:  Maine – 2011 (3:47.61)

               Maine – 2010 (3:41.22)

               Maine -2009 (3:47.61)

               Maine – 2008 (3:50.82)

               Maine – 1997 (3:54.43)

4x800R: Maine – 2010 (9:01.51)

               Maine – 2004 (9:08.51)

               Maine – 2001 (9:12.10)

PV:          Jaclyn Masters – 2013 (12' 2.25")

LJ:           Jesse Labreck – 2011 (19' 11")

               Jesse Labreck – 2010 (19' 6")

               Viktoriya Rybalko – 2003 (20' 10.75")

               Viktoriya Rybalko – 2002 (21' 2.75")

               Viktoriya Rybalko – 2000 (20' 3")

HJ:          Jesse Labreck – 2010 (5' 8.5")

               Erin Hatch – 2005 (5' 2.25")

               Claire Poliquin 2004 (5' 8")

               Melissa Brancley – 1989 (5' 6")

TJ:          Jesse Labreck – 2010 (41' 0.25")

              Vikoriya Rybalko – 2003 (40' 11")

              Viktoriya Rybalko – 2002 (40' 4")

SP:         Katie D'Entremont – 2000 (44' 11.75")

HT:        Robyn McFetters – 2013  (183' 9")

              Robyn McFetters – 2012  (177' 11")

              Clarissa Michalak – 2007  (164' 9")

              Clarissa Michalak – 2006  (164' 9")

              Julie Williams – 2001 (158' 3")

             Deborah Cox – 1990 (113' 4")

Javelin: Jessica Bond – 2010 (140' 1")

Hept:    Jesse Labreck – 2013 (5,113)

             Kathryn Souviney – 2006 (3,508)



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