Men's T&F Achieve Program-Best Finish at State of Maine Championship, 4th Place

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

LEWISTON, Maine – The men's Husson University outdoor track & field team achieved their best finish at the State of Maine Championship since the program began, finishing in 4th place (44 points) out of seven teams competing at Bates College. Three Eagles not only broke Husson school records, but also qualified for the New England Division III Championship.

Robenson Saintard and Jake Dobos were unstoppable on the track, as Saintard captured 3rd in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes breaking programs records on his way to qualifying for the New England DIII Championship with times of 11.00 and 22.55 seconds.  Dobos followed suit, also qualifying in the same events with a 5th (11.11 seconds) and 6th (22.82 seconds) place finish. Both student-athletes helped shave off a second in the 4x100-meter relay to take 3rd in 43.42 seconds alongside Race Bouchard and Evan Chadbourne, setting a new school record.

Closing out the track events, Cayd Wortman set a new program record in the 110-meter hurdles after crossing the finish line in 16.37 seconds.

Jeffrey Ward and Eric Hathaway both broke Husson program records in the field. In the long jump, Ward qualified for the New England DIII Championship with a jump of 6.61 meters for 5th. Hathaway broke his own personal record in the hammer throw, tossing a distance of 43.67 meters (6th). He also took 3rd in the shot put, pushing it out 14.27 meters.  

Justin Martin earned the best finish of the day for the Eagles, grabbing 2nd in javelin thanks to a 52.74 meter throw. Then in pole vault, Francesco Wright cleared 3.95 meters to take home 3rd.

The men's track & field team has one last chance to qualify for the New England DIII Championship next Sunday, April 29, at the NAC Championship.