Saturday, March 8, 2014
Somewhere between the University of New Hampshire and Orono, Jesse Labreck sat on a bus and acknowledged she was tired.
“Oh, yeah,” the University of Maine sophomore and Oakland natve said. “It was definitely more than I expected. I was very, very tired at the end.”
She was also a four-time winner, five when you throw in a relay, at the America East track and field championships Sunday.
Labreck, a former standout at Messalonskee High School, set school and conference records in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8.5 inches. She set the conference record in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.78. Labreck won the long jump (19-6), triple jump (41-00.25) and helped the 4x400 relay team to victory in a school-record time of 3:41.22.
Not surprisingly, Labreck earned Most Valuable Performer honors at the meet.
“I was trying to win them all and just see what happens,” said Labreck, who won seven Class A state championships at Messalonskee, four in outdoor and three in indoor. “It’s what I was going for.”
Labreck will next compete in the ECAC Championships at Yale on May 15.Tweet
Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine