LINCOLN, Nebraska (NEWS CENTER) - Both Jamie Ruginski and Coby Horowitz became the first athletes at their respective Maine schools to win NCAA indoor track titles: Rugisnki for USM, Horowitz for Bowdoin.
A day after Bonny Eagle Ruginski finished third in the long jump, he won the men's triple jump with a leap of 50-feet, 1.75 inches. The junior came into the national meet ranked number one the event. On top of becoming the Huskies first national champ, he also becomes the first indoor trackster to earn All-America honors in multiple events.
Scarborough alum Emilia Scheemaker, now at Ithaca College, finished fifth in the women's triple jump.
Horowitz, a senior from Stow, Massachusetts, won the men's one-mile race for the Polar Bears with a time of 4 minutes 8.40 seconds.
Camden Hills grad Ryan Widzgowski, a senior at Keene State, finished less than two seconds behind Horowitz for the runner-up (4:10.18).
Tufts sophomore Mitchell Black (Brunswick) was third in the 800 meters.
Southern Maine finished 11th overall in the team totals. Bowdoin was right behind them in 12th.
In the Division I Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Darmouth senior Will Geoghegian (Brunswick) finished fifth.