2017 Little East Conference Champions

Gamage Earns All-New England Honors

Junior Drew Gamage, seen here high jumping during the indoor season, finished seventh in the triple jump at the NEICAAA New England Outdoor Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).
Junior Drew Gamage, seen here high jumping during the indoor season, finished seventh in the triple jump at the NEICAAA New England Outdoor Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).
Junior Finishes Seventh in Triple Jump

            HANOVER, N.H. -- Junior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill) earned All-New England honors in the triple jump for the second straight year at the 2018 NEICAAA (New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association) New England Outdoor Championships held Friday and Saturday at Dartmouth College.

            The NEICAAA championships features schools from all three NCAA divisions.

            Gamage finished seventh with his mark of 14.05 meters (46-1 ¼) that came on his second of six jumps.

            Freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) placed ninth in the 800 meters with his time of one minute, 52.39 seconds.  Hoyle's time was just 12 one-hundredths of a second off his season best time.

            Hoyle returned to combine with junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) and sophomores Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) and Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township) to run a season-best time of 3:19.76 and a ninth-place finish in the 4 x 400-meter relay.

            On Friday, senior Trey Rogers (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) competed in the trials of the 100 and 200-meter dashes posting times of 11.16 and 22.74 seconds respectively.

            Southern Connecticut State University captured the team title scoring 113.50 points.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst was second with 71 points followed by the University of New Hampshire with 53, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with 48.50 and host Dartmouth with 47,50.  USM scored two points on Gamage's seventh-place result to tie for 33rd place among the 36 teams that scored in the meet.

            Southern Maine will send selected competitors to the Last Chance Meet at M.I.T. on Thursday for the final event of the 2018 season.

 

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