UMF in the News: Three UMF Cross Country/Track and Field athletes recognized by Maine State Senate

The Daily Bulldog reported that three of the University of Maine at Farmington men’s cross country and men’s track and field teams were recently recognized and honored by the Maine State Senate. Luke Bliss ‘24, Jimmy Reel ‘25, and Andrew LaFlamme ‘27 were honored in Augusta for their heroic act in saving the life of a 77-year old woman on November 28.

UMF athletes recognized at Maine Senate

UMF students Luke Bliss, James Reel, Andrew Laflamme and Senator Russell Black

Bliss, Reel, and LaFlamme came across the woman laying on the ground outside of her car near UMF’s Fitness and Recreation Center. As the three approached the woman, they discovered that she had suffered a minor head injury, leaving her unable to get up. The trio wasted no time calling local authorities and going as far as to keep her warm and protected while also working with the dispatcher to provide first aid to the woman.

The trio was recognized at the state level for their act of heroism. Senator Russell Black of Franklin County invited the three student-athletes to the Maine State Senate meeting this morning to recognize and honor their terrific act of service. At the start of the meeting the President of the Maine Senate Troy Jackson called upon Senator Black to speak on behalf of Bliss, Reel, and LaFlamme. 

To read the entire story go to Daily Bulldog.

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