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Men's and Women's Track Head to America East Indoor Championships
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men's and women's track and field team will compete at the 2012-13 America East Indoor Championships at the Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. on February 11th and 12th. The championships are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am on both days.
For those expected to compete on the men's side, Justin Gagne (Biddeford, Maine) will look to continue his record-smashing season. Gagne has a conference-best 59-05.00 mark in the shot put event, which is also a school record for the University of Maine. Donald Clark (Winslow, Maine) will continue to push fellow teammate Gagne in the shot put event. Clark has the second best America East mark of 55-00.75 in the event which also lands him in the top-3 in school history.
James Reed (Garmisch, Germany) has had much success in the 60-meter hurdles where he took second place at the Boston University Terrier Classic with a time of 8.00. Reed also posted a time of 7.97 in the prelims to earn him the second-best time among America East competitors and the school record.
Jake Leithiser (Old Town, Maine) and Matthew Toothaker (Hampden, Maine) look to add to their 2012-13 successes in the heptathlon. Leithiser will be the favorite in the event as he is the top-ranked athlete in the conference with 4,807 points while Toothaker holds down the second-best point total with 4,797, which he earned in the first meet of the season.
Nathaniel Meade (Waldoboro, Maine) will be among the favorites in the triple jump while Frank Del Duca (Bethel, Maine) will be in contention in the 60-meter dash.
For those expected to compete on the women's side, Allison Fereshetian (Turner, Maine) will look to continue her successful 2012-13 season in which she his among the top of the field in the pentathlon, long jump, and 60-meter hurdle.
Robyn McFetters (Barrington, R.I.) hopes to continue her impressive season in the weight throw as she holds the top distance in America East at 54-02.75
Jaclyn Masters (Auburn, Maine) will be in contention in the pole vault as she currently has the fifth-best mark of the season. Marie Dufresne-Dixon (Auburn, Maine), Angelica Nelligan-Smith (Glenburn, Maine), and Kathryn Porter (Bangor, Maine) will all look to battle in the pole vault event as well.
All-American Corey Conner (Townsend, Mass.) will also be looking for conference titles, as she has the second-best time in the conference in the 5,000 (16:14.19) and 3,000 (9:27.57). She also ranks third in the mile (4:48.78).