Indoor Track & Field Sets Records at USM

Indoor Track & Field Sets Records at USM

Gorham, ME - The Husson University women's indoor track and field team saw personal records fall as they competed at the University of Southern Maine Open on Saturday. 

Kelly Kashian (Caribou, ME) finished second in the high jump at a height of 1.52 meters (4'11.75"), and she finished fourth in the triple jump. 

Brooke Hoople (Bedford, NH) took second place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.74 seconds and just missed the finals in the 55 meter dash, running a 7.93. She took ninth in the long jump with a distance of 4.44 meters (14'7.0").

In the mile, Alecia Palmer (Presque Isle, ME) took fourth place with a time of 6:03. Meanwhile, Jaclyn MacDonald (Old Orchard Beach, ME) set a new personal record in the pole vault by a foot and finished in fifth place (2.44 m, 8 feet).

Husson's assistant hurdles, pole vault, and jumps coach, Dana Seekins, said of the meet, "It was a good day with a short squad after being on break."

Erin Bolduc (Augusta, ME) set a new PR in the long jump at 4.41 meters and qualified for the finals in the 55 meter hurdles. Faith Burnett set new personal records in both the shot put and weight throw. She threw 9.22 meters in the shot and 9.12 meters in the weight throw and finished sixth in both events.

"I had a chance to see our younger athletes' development and saw separation in talent and where we can continue to strive," said assistant throws coach Chris Jones. "We have a better direction for indoor now."

The meet was not a team scoring event, and the Eagles will next travel to compete at the Bates Invitational on January 16-17.