Durham, Wiley Recognized by the Little East Conference
GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced Monday that two members of the University of Southern Maine Huskies women's indoor track and field team, junior Jennifer Durham (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and freshman Hannah Wiley (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy), have been selected for weekly recognition.
Durham was named the Field Athlete of the Week while Wiley was tapped as the Rookie of the Week. This is the first weekly accolade this season for Durham. Wiley is receiving a weekly recognition for the third straight week.
Competing at the Bowdoin College 5 Way Meet, Durham took first place in the 20-pound weight throw and third in the shot put. Durham won the weight throw with a career-best throw of 14.32 meters (46 feet, 11 3/4 inches). That mark qualified her for the New England Division III and ECAC Division III Championships. She placed third in the shot with a toss of 10.65 meters (34-11 1/4).
Wiley was impressive winning two events and coming home second in two others. On the track, Wiley won the 60-meter hurdles and placed second in the 400 meters. She won the hurdles with a time of 9.41 seconds in the finals after posting the top time (9.26) in the trials. Wiley covered the 400 in 59.87 to finish second, and became just the third USM women to run that distance in under 60 seconds. Her hurdles time qualified her for the New England Division III, NEIcAAA and ECAC Division III championships. Her 400 time met the qualifying standard for the NE Division III and ECAC meets.
Competing in two jumping events, Wiley won the triple jump with a season-best leap of 10.93 meters (35 feet, 10 1/2 inches) and was second in the long jump with a mark of 5.03 meters (16-6). Wiley's triple jump mark met the qualifying standard for the New England Division III and ECAC Division III Championships.
Led by Durham and Wiley, the Huskies finished second among the four teams competing in the meet. Host Bowdoin won the meet amassing 241 points. USM edged W.P.I. for second place, 132-130. Brandeis University finished fourth with 42 points.
The Huskies will be on the road this weekend traveling to the Bates College Invitational.