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Harms Wins 400 at Wildcat Invitational

Sophomore Donivyn Harms, seen here competing indoors this past indoor season, won the 400 meters and anchored the winnikng 4 x 400 relay at the Wildcat Invitational (file photo by Jason Johns).
Sophomore Donivyn Harms, seen here competing indoors this past indoor season, won the 400 meters and anchored the winnikng 4 x 400 relay at the Wildcat Invitational (file photo by Jason Johns).

Harms Wins 400 at UNH Wildcat Invitational

            DURHAM, N.H. -- Sophomore Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township) won the 400 meters and anchored the winning 4 x 400-meter relay to highlight the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team's efforts Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational held at the Reggie Atkins Track & Field Facility on the campus of the University New Hampshire.

            Harms took the top spot in the 400 with his season-best time of 50.50 seconds.  He combined with freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee), junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) and senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat) to win the relay with a combined time of 3:24.53.

            Senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) and sophomore Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) earned runner-up finishes in the 200 and 400 meters respectively.  Rogers posted a time of 22.85 in the 200 while Labrie was second behind Harms in the 400 with his time of 52.05 seconds.

            The Huskies 4 x 100-meter relay group of freshman Antoine Grace (Queensbury, N.Y.), Harms, junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) and Rogers took second place with their time of 43.36.

            Rogers, Pierce, Moody, sophomore Tristan Butterfield (Orono, Maine) and junior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill) picked up third-place finishes.  Roger was third in the 100-meter dash (season best 11.20) and met the qualifying standard for next month's New England Division III Championships.  Pierce took third in the high jump (season best 1.90m/6-2 ¾) and Gamage was third in the triple jump (season best 13/69m/44-11).  Butterfield, competing for the first time this season outdoors was third in the 400 (52.15) and Moody was third in the long jump (6.27m/20-7).

            Grace picked up a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100 (11.30) and 200 (23.15), Gamage was fourth in the high jump (season best 1.90m/6-2 ¾) and junior Logan Gailitis (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) was fourth in the javelin (47.24m/155-0).

            Southern Maine finished fourth among the four teams competing with 121 points.  The University of New Hampshire won the meet with 184 points followed by Bates College with 165.50 and the University of Maine with 158.50.

            The Huskies will compete next weekend at Bates College in the annual State of Maine Outdoor Championships.

 

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