PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of Southern Maine men's indoor track & field team claimed its fourth straight Little East Conference (LEC) championship Saturday at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, and finished second in the race for the New England Alliance (NEA) crown.
1) Southern Maine – 170
2) UMass Dartmouth – 136
3) Plymouth State – 89
4) UMass Boston – 83
5) Rhode Island College – 50
6) Keene State – 32
7) Eastern Connecticut – 28
SPRINTS: UMass Boston junior Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.) won the LEC title in the 60-meter dash and was second in the alliance standings with his time of 6.95 seconds. Southern Maine junior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) was the LEC champ and NEA runner-up in the 200-meter dash with his time of 22.50 seconds, Huskies' junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine) was the LEC and NEA winner in the 400-meter dash with his time of 50.35 seconds.
MIDDLE DISTANCE: UMass Dartmouth sophomore George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) finished first overall in the 600 meter run after crossing the line in 1:21.09. Southern Maine had each of the top-three finishers in the 800 meter run, led by freshman Zach Hoyle's (Sidney, Maine) time of 1:58.66. Plymouth State junior Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) won the 1,000 meter run in a LEC and NEA record time of 2:30.87.
DISTANCE: Plymouth State junior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.) won a pair of LEC and NEA titles, placing first overall in the mile run (4:21.18) and 3,000 meter run (8:42.50). Southern Maine freshman Chandler Vincent (Pownal, Maine) took home the LEC championship in the 5,000 meter with his conference-record time of 15:24.33, which was second best in the NEA standings.
HURDLES: UMass Dartmouth freshman Moisse Irizarry (Peabody, Mass.) won the LEC and NEA title in the 60-meter hurdles with his LEC record time of 8.37 seconds. He posted a top time of 8.52 seconds during prelims.
JUMPS: Junior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine) took home the LEC and NEA title in the triple jump with a leap of 14.32 meter. Plymouth State sophomore Derek Davies (Londonderry, N.H.) was the LEC and NEA champion in the pole vault after clearing 4.25 meters, while Rhode Island College freshman Anthony Shepard (Wakefield, R.I.) won the conference and alliance long jump title after clearing 7.04 meters. Irizarry was the LEC champ and NEA runner-up in the high jump after clearing 1.98 meters.
THROWS: UMass Dartmouth senior Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) swept the throwing events, winning the weight throw with a LEC and NEA record toss of 19.23 meters that ranks No. 1 in Division III this season after winning the shot put with a LEC and NEA record throw of 16.23 meters.
RELAYS: UMass Dartmouth's 4x800 relay of sophomore Travis Dolcine (Somerville, Mass.), freshman Bruno Pires (New Bedford, Mass.), senior Tyree Gorham (Brockton, Mass.) and Papoulis won the conference and alliance titles with their time of 8:12.06. Southern Maine's 4x400 relay of sophomores Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine) and Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H.), senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine) and Ramadan won the conference title and was alliance runner-up in 3:25.53. Rhode Island College's senior Matthew Charles (North Providence, R.I.), sophomore Levon Campbell (Newport, R.I.), junior Destin Bibemi (Providence, R.I.) and senior Vincent Santos (Narraganset, R.I.) won the LEC title in the 4x200 with their time of 1:32.51, which was third-best in the alliance.