Eagles Bring Home Fifth at Maine Indoor State Championship

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Traveling down to Bowdoin College for the Maine Indoor State Championship on Friday night, the Husson women's indoor track & field squad scored 40 points altogether for fifth while taking on a couple top-ten teams in New England. With their score, the Eagles recorded the second most points at the Championship in program history. 

Becoming the second Husson student-athlete to ever win an event at the Maine Indoor State Championship for the women, Leah Desjardins smoked her opponents in the 60-meter dash as she once again broke the school record getting under the eight second mark with an official time of 7.8 seconds. This impressive time ranks her ninth in New England in this event. Desjardins also placed in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.02 seconds (8th). 

Julia Glisson also set a new record on the track for the Husson women as she took the 800-meter run in stride, finishing in 2:29.84 (5th) as she competed for her first time ever in the event. 

Kicking it into fourth gear, Desjardins pulled through impressively as the anchor helping her teammates Shea Curley, Shie Smith, and Allison Kondracki take third in the 4x200-meter relay with an overall time of 1:52.91. This time was good enough to qualify for the DIII New England Championship and knock off the fifth best time in school history. 

In the 4x400-meter relay, Glisson, Jessie Dessert, Bree Sautter, and Kondracki shaved off ten seconds from their previous time while setting a new school record in 4:32.47 (5th). 

In the field, Megan Bataran led the way for the Eagles capturing fourth in both the shot put (10.36 meters) and the weight throw (12.40 meters) with a new personal best. Christine Hamza put her best foot forward as she grabbed sixth in weight throw with 10.33 meters and a 9.65-meter push in shot put got her seventh. Erin Kashian wrapped up scoring in the weight throw sending it 9.85 meters for seventh. 

The Husson women will take a short drive over to the University of Maine for an invitational next Sunday, February 10th.