April 6, 2009


Courtesy of Vermont

PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Vermont men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have carried the momentum from an outstanding indoor season into the outdoor campaign. The Catamounts posted several strong performances at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University over the weekend. Justin Scricca (Wethersfield, Conn.) highlighted the meet for UVM with a school record performance in the 200m. He finished second among the collegiate runners with a time of 21.72, shattering the school mark of 21.84 that stood for 32 years and was set by Bernard Gagnon.

Senior Colin Lyons (Elizabeth, Colo.) and junior Aaron Campbell (Bend, Ore.) picked up victories at the meet. Lyons won the 1,500m with a time of 4:02.88, while Campbell, the defending America East Champion in the 100m, won the event with a time of 10.93. Campbell also finished third, behind Scricca in the 200m.

Junior Doug Maisey (Gwynedd Valley, Pa.) qualified for the New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 9:35.42 in the 3,000m Steeplechase.

Freshman Morgan Powers (Cincinnati, Ohio) placed second in the 1,500m with a time of 4:52.09. Classmate Mari Fourie (Waterloo, Ontario) was fifth among the collegiate runners in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 15.13.

Jan Carlson (Vernon, Vt.) posted a fourth place finish in the 100m. It was the first time Carlson competed in the event since the spring of 2007. She posted a time of 12.36. Carlson also competed in the 200m and placed sixth overall (25.33).

Aly Millett (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) posted a time of 2:15.47 to finish fifth in the 800m and Kailey Jasper (Whitby, Ontario) was eighth in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1:06.06.

In the field events, freshman Elyse Ogletree (Wayland, Mass.) posted her third straight top-three finish with a mark of 41.92m (137-06) in the javelin. Sam Hoadley (East Granby, Conn.) and Mike Grubert (Sturbridge, Mass.) also placed in the top-10 in the men's javelin competition. Hoadley recorded a throw of 52.67m (172-10), while Grubert posted a mark of 47.56 (156-00).

Sophomore Lindsey Guldin (Frackville, Pa.) placed fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 42.93m (140-10) and was sixth in the discus (38.61m - 126-08). Teammate Bethany Karter-O'Brien (Waterville, Maine) earned eighth place in the shot put with a mark of 11.29m (37-00.50).

The Catamounts return action next weekend (April 10-11) at the Bison Outdoor Classic hosted by Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. The competition begins at noon on Friday (April 10) and 9 a.m. on Saturday (April 11).