Pair of Maine Track and Field Throwers Earn America East Athlete of the Week Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two members of the Maine men and women's track and field teams have been honored by the conference as this week's America East field athletes of the week. Both Wilson Adams and Robyn McFetters, both also Barrington, R.I. natives, took the honor, competing in their first collegiate meet at the New Balance indoor track and field facility against Holy Cross. Wilson won the outright field honors on the men's side while McFetters shared the field honors with Candace Green of UMass Lowell.
Adams, had a record-setting day for the Black Bears competing in the weight throw. Adams recorded a final toss of 19.08 meters (62-07.25), which bested a mark set back in 1964 by Richard Nason (61-00.05). His throw is not only ranked first in America East but also ranked 57th in the nation.
Likewise on the women's side McFetters also excelled in the weight throw coming first place in the event against the Crusaders. She finished first in the weight throw with a first place toss of 15.98m (52-05.25). McFetters has had a stellar season to this point placing first, in three out of the four meets when competing in the weight throw. Her toss in the first meet of the year against UNH still stands as the No. 1 throw in the conference with a mark of 16.05 meters (52-80).
This is the third week this season that the Black Bears have garnered America East weekly honors as Kelton Cullenberg and Justin Gagne took both track and field athletes of the week on Dec. 10 and James Reed and Nathaniel Meade swept the men's weekly honors for a second time as Reed and Meade excelled at the Donahue Invite.
Maine will be back action this weekend when both squads compete in a dual meet with UNH in Durha, N.H., as well as the Valentines Invite at Boston Univeristy. Both are slated for Feb. 8.