Women's Indoor Track & Field Take Home Third at Bates Invitational

Women's Indoor Track & Field Take Home Third at Bates Invitational

LEWISTON, Maine – The Husson women's indoor track & field team continued to set new goals for themselves as personal and school records were broken. One more Eagle qualified for the DIII New England Championship at the Bates Invitational on Saturday afternoon as the Eagles competed against four other teams, taking home third with 71 points.

Sophomore Leah Desjardins posted the most impressive finish of the day as she jumped up to second in Husson program history, crossing the finish line over half a second faster than her previous personal record for the 200-meter dash, in 26.89 seconds. She not only took first place at the meet, but qualified for the DIII New England Championship with her speedy time. The sophomore continued to show off her speed in the 60-meter hurdles, marking a sixth place finish in 10.12 seconds as she took over the third fastest time in school history.

Closing out the running events, freshman Adreona Daniels bumped off the third fastest time in program history in the 600-meter as she raced to a sixth place finish with a time of 1:51.97.

Moving on to the field events, sophomore Lisa Pawlowski continued the theme of taking over the third best finish in Husson records, as she cleared 1.49 meters in the high jump setting a new personal record.

The Eagles nearly swept the board in pole vault, taking home second, third, and fourth with junior Jessica Dessert and senior Jaclyn MacDonald both overcoming 2.45 meters followed by freshman Jessica Giffen achieving a new height for herself by clearing 2.00 meters.

In the jumping events, freshman Jordan Durant and sophomore Tamara Rodriguez both picked up some points for Husson. Durant took home fourth in the long jump with a personal record leap of 4.71 meters to knock off the third place ranking in program history and then continued on to seize fifth in the triple, jumping over a distance of 9.34 meters. Rodriguez earned sixth in both events, flying 4.27 meters in long jump for a personal record and 9.27 meters in triple jump.

Three Eagles dominated the throwing events with freshman Issy Capozzi leading her team in shot put tossing 10.98 meters for first place. She followed up that mark with a fifth place weight throw hitting 10.89 meters. Senior Faith Burnett led her team in the weight throw tossing a distance 13.04 meters for second. She also picked up fifth in the shot put marking 10.57 meters. Sophomore Megan Bataran wrapped up the points for the Eagles, taking fourth in weight throw with a new personal record of 11.59 meters and sixth in shot put with 10.17 meters.

The women's indoor track & field team will close out January at the Bowdoin Invitational III in Brunswick Maine on Saturday, January 27.