Maine Track and Field Competes in First Day of Bates Invite

Maine Track and Field Competes in First Day of Bates Invite


LEWISTON, Maine – The Maine men and women's track and field teams were back at it for their second meet of 2014, as the team competed in the Bates invitational in Lewiston, Maine. The two teams took part in the multi events as the competed in the pentathlon and the men in the heptathlon. 

The women's squad took first of all in the team scoring in the pentathlon, securing the 16 points from the event.

It started with the 60-meter hurdle event, as Grace MacLean finished first, with a final time of 9.42 seconds, while Jessica McCarthy was the next-highest Maine entrant, taking second in the event with a final time of 9.57 seconds. 

MacClean made it two first place finishes in a row as she took top-honors in the high jump with final height of 1.64 meters. McCarthy once again took second with a final height of 1.52m.

In the third event, it was McCarthy this time, who tallied first place in the shot put event, recording a final toss of 9.57m while MacLean finished fourth with a final distance of 7.08m. 

Long jump was the next event as the Black Bears continued their trend of finishing first in an event, as MacLean was top-finisher. MacClean finished with a mark of 4.93 while, McCarthy finished close behind with a final distance of 4.73m.

In the final event of the pentathlon Maine made it a clean sweep in first-place finishes as McCarthy finished first overall in the 800-meter run with a final time of 2:28.42 seconds while MacLean took fourth with a time of 2:52.28. 

The Black Bears took first in the event as they scored the 16 team points while Husson took second, Colby came next in third with Bates, and St. Joseph's taking fourth and fifth, respectively.

On the men's side the Black Bears began the heptathlon, finishing four of the seven events. 

In the 60-meter dash, Maine took second and third back-to-back, as Tristan Wortman finished with a time of 7.48 seconds and Joseph Slattery completed the event with a time of 7.57 seconds.

In the next event it was Slattery who took second as he recorded a final distance of 6.37m in the long jump, while Wortman took fourth with a mark of 5.98m. 

In the shot put Wortman broke through with a first-place finish as he recorded a final toss of 12.46m, while Slattery finished eighth with a distance of 7.94m.

In the final event of the day Wortman was the highest Maine entrant as he took second overall with a height of 1.76m in the high jump while Slattery was close behind with a third place finish and a height of 1.73m.

The Black Bears will be back in action tomorrow all other events including the conclusion of the heptathlon will take place. Check back to for results from tomorrow's meet.

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