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Men's Indoor Track: LEC Championships Were a Culmination of Efforts

By Bryan Jorge 

After a 3 1/2 hour drive, the men of Eastern indoor track and field arrived at the University of Southern Maine to prove their worth.  As the day progressed, individual performances were in high demand.  For the sprinters, Corey Simpson had the best performance of the day placing first out of 31 competitiors in the 55 meter dash, winning both the Little East Conference and New England Alliance titles,  while Andrew Ricketts, with a bad knee, ran to a fifth place finish. 

 For the distance runners, Ken Landry provided the most exciting and inspiring performance of the year in the mile.  Battling a severe cold, Ken went into the race not expecting much.  Throughout the race, it became apparent that Ken's will to excel in big races was stronger than the common cold.  Despite all odds, the senior standout cruised to a 4:33 mile, a second off the school record and a personal best.  

While the stats might say that we finish last in the conference, the individual performances and personal bests from the greater majority of the team indicate a much different performance..one not measured by points, but by will

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