BRUNSWICK, Maine – The University of Southern Maine Huskies men's indoor track and field team opened its 2012-13 season by finishing second in the Bowdoin College Invitational at Farley Field House Saturday afternoon.
The Huskies totaled 87 points in the 18-event meet. Host Bowdoin came in first with 181 points. Bates College was third with 63, followed by St. Joseph's College (Maine) in fourth with 32, and UMaine Farmington in fifth with 6.
Senior All-American Ben Manning (Jericho, VT/Mount Mansfield Union) highlighted several solid performances by winning the men's 3,000-meter run with a time of nine minutes, 8.13 seconds.
The USM men's 4 x 400 meter relay team also took home a first-place finish, crossing the finish line in a time of 3:31.91.
Freshmen Tony Sen (Portland, Maine/Deering) and Zach Miller (Rochester, NH/Spaulding) each turned in two second-place finishes. Sen finished second in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.05 seconds, and placed second in the long jump, clearing 6.18 meters (20-3 ½). Miller placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.31, and also in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.85.
Freshman Jeremy Collins (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) finished second in the 400 meters (51.54), and senior Ryan Storey (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) placed second in the high jump with a jump of 1.90 meters (6-2 ¾).
Southern Maine returns to action when it hosts the USM Invitational at the USM Field House on January 5 (12:00 p.m.).