Owls Show Strong in Thomas Invitational

Owls Show Strong in Thomas Invitational

Waterville, ME -

The UMPI men's track and field team made a strong showing at the Thomas College Small College Invitational on Sunday.  The Owls' 47 points  placed them fifth of the nine teams in attendance.  School records were set by Connor Hrynuk (Boonville, NY in the 5000m (18:31.39), Paul Kaplan (Embden, ME.) in the discus (33.79m/110-10), Andrew Hunt in the 1500m (4:41.11), and by the 4 x 800m team of Hunt (Peterborough, NH), Kyle Davis (Addison, ME), Devon Maynard (Perham, ME), and Matthew Payan (Auburn, NH) with their time of 9:27.12.  Scoring points were Hrynuk (5000m, 4th place, 4 points), Kaplan (discus, 2nd place, 8 points and triple jump, 2nd place, 8 points), Zack Boyle (Brunswick, ME - javelin, 2nd place, 8 points), Tyler Beach (Kennetcook, NS – javelin, 6th place, 2 points), Hunt (1500m, 5th place – 3 points), and Will Griffiths (200m – 6 points).  The 4x800m team placed second in scoring 8 points.


Individual results for all participants were as follows:

Allen Stanback (Salem, NJ): shot – 9.26m/30-04.75 (*personal best); discus – 23.05m/75-07 (*personal best)

Devon Maynard (Perham, ME): 1500m – 5:01.55 (*personal best)

Matthew Payan (Auburn,NH): 400m – 57.39; discus – 24.23m/79-06

Connor Hrynuk (Boonville, NY):  5000m  – 18:31.39 (*school record)

Kyle Davis (Addison, ME): 1500m – 4:57.07

Andrew Hunt (Peterborough, NH): 1500m – 4:41.11 (*school record)

Zach Boyle (Brunswick, ME): long jump – 5.56m/18-03; javelin – 46.90/153-10

Sam Carpenter (New Bedford, MA): shot – 9.86m/32-04.25 (*personal best); discus –  24.57m/80-07

Frank Kelly (Mapleton, ME):  discus – 25.17m/82-07 (*personal best); javelin – 27.80m/91-02 (*personal best)

Paul Kaplan (Embden, ME): 400m – 57.48: triple jump – 11.44m/37-06.5; discus –  33.79/110-10 (*school record and personal best)

Will Griffiths (Post St. Lucie, FL):  200m – 24.05

Tyler Beach (Kennetcook, NS): javelin – 42.70m/140-01

Christian Mumley – shot – 9.17m/30-01; discus – 24.82m/81-056


Next week the Owls return to Fitchburg State University as they work into the final week of training leading up to the NAC Championships to be held in conjunction with the GNAC and the NEC at Regis College in Weston, MA on April 27th and 28th.


Complete Results (both men and women):