Caterina commands Huskies into Semifinals of the Little East tournament
USM Senior Forward Jamaal Caterina (Portland) broke his single game scoring record with 33 points in a win over Eastern Connecticut in the first round of the Little East tournament. Caterina notched his 10th double-double of the season and also pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Huskies. Senior Drew Coppenrath also added 15 points, going 7-for-12 from the field in the effort.
Men’s Track & Cross Country
USM Men’s head coach Scott Hutchinson was named LEC Head Coach of the Year in Cross Country. This is just Hutchinson’s third year as coach of the Men’s Cross Country and Track teams, and he has lead the Huskies into a spot as one of the elite Div. III programs in New England.
Senior Curtis Wheeler (Derby, VT) set a USM school record in the 5,000 meters as he won the event at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Indoor Championships. Wheeler’s effort topped off a record setting day for the Huskies, as both Junior Jimmy Sawyer (Gorham) and Derek Murchie (Windham), set new records in the 800 meter and 200 meter respectively.
Emily Artesani breaks long standing record
Sophomore Emily Artesani (Orono) broke the USM record in the 400 meter event with a time of 59.64 seconds, egding past a 17 year old mark of 59.72 set in 1991 by Angela (Welchel) Lally. Artesani also posted a season-best 26.50 in the 200 meter event, 0.02 seconds shy of her school record. Hattie Landry and Gabby Cyr joined Artesani in leading the Huskies at the NYU Fastrack Meet. The event was a non-team scoring invitational.