University of Southern Maine sophomore Zoe Barnes earned Little East Conference Women’s Track Field Athlete of the Week honors Monday after a record-setting performance over the weekend.

The Gray-New Gloucester graduate broke the program record in the discus while winning the event at the Pine Tree State Classic in Standish on Saturday. Barnes topped Jennifer Durham’s 2013 mark of 42.40 meters twice Saturday, first breaking it with a throw of 42.85 and then besting that with a new record toss of 43.99 on her final attempt.

That mark is the second-best in New England Division III this season, and it ranks 14th in the country.

Barnes also was victorious in the shot put, with a best throw of 12.97 meters. That was just shy of the program record-breaking toss of 13.02 meters that she set a week before.

WILSON HONORED AGAIN: Maine Maritime Academy graduate student Jayden Wilson was named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.

The Lewiston native set a new program record for career points, with 234, during a 31-12 win over Husson last Wednesday. For the week, Wilson totaled nine goals, seven assists and nine ground balls as the Mariners went 2-0.


RACINE FETED: University of Southern Maine’s Cece Racine was selected as the Little East Conference Goalie of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.

The Lewiston grad sported a .500 save percentage with 22 total saves across two games for the Huskies last week. She made 10 saves — including three from free position — in a 13-12 loss against Plymouth State, then turned aside four free-position shots and 12 total in a win over Keene State.

LABOSSIERE SETS RECORD: University of Maine at Farmington fifth-year senior Hunter LaBossiere broke the program record for career doubles in a road loss at Bowdoin on Sunday.

The Oxford Hills graduate smacked his 27th two-bagger in the 11-5 loss. It was one of his two hits in the game, which increased his career hits total to 122 — five shy of Tom Grady’s program record of 127.

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