Department of Athletics

USM Men Sweep New England Alliance and Little East Conference Championships

GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight year, the University of Southern Maine men's indoor track and field team has swept the New England Alliance and Little East Conference Championships held Saturday at the Costello Sports Complex field house.

            The Huskies outscored 10 other teams tallying 144.50 points to win the Alliance title.  Worcester State University was runner-up with 113.50 points, followed by Westfield State University with 98.50, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with 79 and Fitchburg State University with 70.  The Alliance Championship is comprised of schools from the Little East Conference (LEC) and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC).

            In the seven-team Little East Conference scoring, USM won its third straight title, and seventh in the last nine years, scoring 199 points.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was second with 104 points, and Plymouth State University was third with 80.  Worcester State University held off Westfield State University to win the MASCAC title, 198-164.