GORHAM, Maine – The Husson women's indoor track & field team performed well in their meet of the season as they competed against a few other Maine schools in a non-scoring event at the University of Southern Maine. By the end of the day, 18 different Eagles had placed in the top-seven with countless second place finishes at the Southern Maine Invitational #1 on Saturday afternoon.
With one of the best performances of the day for the Eagles, Megan Bataran tied for first in the weight throw, chucking it 11.24 meters while teammate Issy Capozzi took third with a toss of 10.77m. The two Eagles also competed in the shot put with Capozzi coming out on top with a second-place throw of 10.65m while Bataran took third with 9.91m, and teammate Christine Hamza came in seventh with a 9.36m throw.
Four Eagles, Julia Glisson, Emily Banks, Danielle Scott, and Izzy Jackson, also took first in the 4x800-meter relay as they raced against themselves and time to finish with the second-best time in school history (11:39.90) as well as a first-place finish as no other team attempted the relay. Then in the 4x200-meter relay, Husson raced against five other squads as they seized second with a time just three seconds shy of first (1:54.42) thanks to the combined effort of Shea Curley, Bree Sautter, Shie Smith, and Leah Desjardins. Three of those Eagles also placed in the top-seven in short distance events. Desjardins led the way taking home second in both the 55-meter dash (7.62 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (27.16 seconds). Teammate Curley wasn't far behind in both events as she crossed in as the sixth runner with a time of 8.01 seconds in the 55-meter for a personal record and 29.23 seconds in the 200-meter. Finishing out the dashes, Sautter raced around the track for a seventh-place time of 1:16.10 in the 400-meter.
Tackling some longer distance races, Glisson took on a pair of events as she came out on top in the 600-meter run crossing the finish line at 1:48.07 for the second-best time in school history and teammate Mariah Davis trailed behind in sixth (2:07.42). Glisson also picked up fourth in the 1000-meter for another second-best in school history and a time of 3:32.85. Finishing out the distance runs, four brave Eagles competed in the 800-meter as Izzy Jackson posted the best time, less than a second behind the first-place runner, the rookie finished in 2:42.27. Following behind her was Anneka Dubord in fourth (3:08.04), then Stevie Chayer and Maja Höglund with times of 3:15.85 (6th) and 3:22.53 (7th). Dubord also was the only Eagle to take on the 3000-meter as she paced herself around the track for a final time of 13:59.18.
To close out the field events, Jessie Dessert tied for third in the pole vault (2.75m) along with three field athletes from Southern Maine. In the triple jump, Jordan Durant took sixth after soaring over 9.64m. Over in high jump, Lisa Pawlowski cleared 1.34m for fourth.
After a successful first meet of the season, the women's indoor track & field team is not set to compete again until after the holidays, on Saturday, January 12th at the Bowdoin Invitational #1.