Maine racewalkers score at New England Championships
****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

USATF New England Indoor Championship
Harvard University, Boston, MA
2/23/2003

Dirigo high school senior Jasmine Brooks (17) placed third in the
women's 3000 meter racewalk here today in a time of 16:02.51 behind
Marcia Gutsche from New England Walkers (NEW) and Maryanne Torrellas
from Connecticut race walkers. Mt. Blue high school sophomore Jessie
Smith (15), walking in her first 3000 meter competition finished a
strong 6th in 19:33.32 just behind Joanne Harriman from NEW (19:32.25)

In the men's race Mark Dennett (18), a senior from Winthrop high school,
fighting off the effects of a cold, finished in 4th place in a time of
16:15.43 just behind Joe Light from NEW (16:07.12)

The next and final indoor competitions for the Maine high school
racewalkers will be at the Nike Indoor Championships in Landover, MD and
the National Scholastic Indoor Track and Field Championships in NYC on
15 and 16 March.

Tom Eastler
MEUSATF racewalk coordinator

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