Gorham, Maine - January 30, 2010 - Senior Nikki Hay turned in another outstanding performance earning victories in the 55, long jump, and triple jump to help her team capture second place accolades at the Southern Maine Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Bates took the crown with 186.50 points while the Pride tallied 151.50.
The day began for Hay as she crossed the finish line in 7.36 for the 55 title. Her successful afternoon continued later on as she jumped 18-1 for first place in the long jump, and 37-7 1/4 to top the field in the triple jump. Her mark in the long jump provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships and to date is the fifth-longest jump in the country this year. Hay also teamed with Joy Jennifer, Laurie Jenkins, and Crystal Davis to win the 4x200. The 4x400 relay team of Hay, Jenkins, Jennifer, and Lacey Cartier earned a second place finish.
Jenkins, a freshman, raced across the finish line in 27.22 for first place in the 200. Davis was close behind, and finished third in 27.87. Cartier topped the field in the 600 in 1:40.04.
Senior Emma Lang turned in a solid performance in the 800 finishing third in 2:29.18. In the 3,000, sophomore Lindsey Eby finished second in 11:21.52, while classmate Sissell Holloway finished third in 11:43.84.
In the field, Fatima Rose finished second in the shot put with a throw of 41-6 1/2.
The Pride will return to action next Saturday as it hosts its fourth and final home meet of the season beginning at 11:00 am.