UMFK track and field makes history at Bowdoin

FORT KENT, Maine — In a historic afternoon, the University of Maine at Fort Kent track and field program competed in its first varsity men’s and women’s track and field meet of the year — the second in program history — Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bowdoin College Invitational.

Long jumper Yannick Kasongo set the indoor school record in that event.

The Bengals had two event winners, with Mandy Graham of Presque Isle winning the 5k in a time of 20:43 and Nick Gayle of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, winning the 60m dash in 7.32 seconds.

Other meet highlights included Joe Enerva of Fort Kent placing third out of eight men in the shot put, Jordan Maxwell of Montego Bay, Jamaica, sprinting to third out of 10 competitors in the women’s 60m dash, and Vinnette Blake of Westmoreland, Jamaica, finishing fourth out of 13 women in the 200m. Complete meet results can be found at

The Bengals’ next meet is Sunday, Feb. 10, at the University of Maine in Orono.

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