Terriers Open New Season at USM Open I

Terriers Open New Season at USM Open I

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College track and field team opened their 2017-18 indoor season at the USM Open I on Saturday afternoon hosted by the University of Southern Maine.

Seven schools competed in the event as the Terrier men's team finished third overall behind USM and Husson University.  On the women's side, Thomas ended sixth overall just behind crosstown rival Colby College.

Kemauree Williams finished second overall out of 27 competitors in the men's 55 followed by teammates Zenawi Bowen and Devon Davis.  The Terriers earned another second place finish in the 55 meter hurdles from freshman Shammah Gahomera at 8.12.  Gahomera also finished fourth in the men's 200 meter event.  In the men's 4 x 200 relay, the Terriers earned their lone victory of the day as Davis, Williams, Bowen, and Baramee Janla ran to a 1:37.42.  Sophomore Jarrod Ottman followed with a runner-up finish in the men's 3000 meter.

In men's field events, Bowen and Brandon Stevens each finished in the top five of the triple jump at 12.48 and 12.33 respectively.  Jonathan Longfellow and Troy Worster also finished fourth and fifth out of 28 competitors in the men's shot put.  Worster earned a third place finish earlier in the event in the men's weight throw at 11.46.

On the women's side, Lia Johnson ran to a fifth place finish out of 21 runners in the women's 55 meters.  J'auna James finished 17th in a strong field in the women's 200 while Marleen Ramirez finished fifth in the 800 meter race.

In the women's field events, Jordan Fostun finished second overall in the triple jump and fifth in the women's high jump.  Lillian Friars finished sixth in the women's weight throw with a distance of 8.54m.

The Terriers will sit idle until Saturday, January 13 to take part in the Bowdoin Invitational I.