Elise Lambert, a senior at Bates College, finished in second in the women’s 800-meter prelims at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field championships on Friday.

Lambert advances to Saturday’s final. 

The senior captain’s time of 2 minutes, 12.09 seconds was second-best in her heat and the second fastest overall in the three heats. 

Barring a false start in the final, Lambert will finish in the top eight in the final Saturday at 3:50 p.m. and earn All-America honors. Lambert finished in fifth last spring in the 800 at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field championships.

Bates junior Jordan Wilson finished 10th in her heat of the mile run with a time of 5:18.62.

Ben Drummey, a sophomore from Biddeford, became just the second male athlete from the University of Southern Maine to win an indoor track national championship when he prevailed in the pole vault Friday at the NCAA Division III championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Drummey was one of two vaulters to clear 16 feet, 63/4 inches and won the title with fewer misses. He joins Jamie Ruginski, a two-time triple jump champion, as USM’s only men’s indoor champs.

: Ellis Slover of Edward Little, competing for Quarry Road Ski Club, finished in 25th in the boys under-16 division 5-kilometer race (15:38.1) at the 2022 U.S. Junior National Cross-Country Ski Championships.

Emma Charles of Mt. Blue High School and Quarry Road Ski Club finished 43rd in the girls under-18 10k with a time of 31:26.5.

Caden Cote of Messalonskee, also competing for Quarry Road Ski Club, finished in 28th in the boys under-18 10K with a time of  25:44.9. 

NORTH DAKOTA ST. 9, MAINE 4:  The Bison (7-6) scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull away from the Black Bears (2-8) at Winter Haven, Florida.

Joe Bramanti was 2 for 5, including a solo home run, for Maine, while Jake Marquez added a double and single.


Tristen Roehrich got the win in relief for North Dakota State, going the final 3 1/3 innings while allowing one run on two hits, striking out three and walking one.

WISCONSIN 10, MAINE 2:  The Badgers (9-6) opened up a 3-0 first-inning lead, sparked by Brooke Kuffel’s bases-clearing double, and beat the Black Bears (1-7) in St. George, Utah.

Maine scored two runs in the top of the fourth, with Jasmine Gray contributing an RBI double. Kelby Drews added a double for the Black Bears.

MAINE 7, SOUTHERN UTAH 4: The Black Bears (2-9) took the lead with fourth-inning RBI hits from Rebecca Finley and Gabby Papushka, added three more runs in the fifth and beat the Thunderbirds (1-17) at St. George, Utah.

Kennedy Priest had a pair of hits and drove in a run for Maine.

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