MYRTLE BEACH, S.C --- 14 members of the Women's Outdoor TF team traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the Coastal Carolina Invitational put on by the Coach O Management. The team enjoyed a week of training on the Doug Shaw Stadium track and exploring the area and beach. The top highlights from this trip include:
Coastal Carolina Invitational:
One Friday and Saturday, two 8 hour days, the Husson women competed at the highly competitive Coastal Carolina Track and Field Invitational that saw well over 1,000 athletes compete. Some of the more outstanding performances were Erin Ellison who placed 8th in the Hammer out of 46 competitors. She set a new SR with a throw of 46.91M and qualified for both the New England DIII Championships and the ECAC DIII Championships. Erin also took 23rd in the SP with a 10.47M throw. Other top 30 finishes were the 4x100 team of Tamara Rodreiguez, Shea Curley, Adreona Daniels, and Jayda Cabrera which narrowly missed the SR and took 11th. Kerianne Downing took 17th in the HJ with a jump of 1.5M. She also was 26th in the 100M Hurdles with a time of 17.79. Tamara Rodriguez was 21st in the TJ with a leap of 8.88M. Jayda Cabrera took 30th in the 100 with a time of 13.30.
While at the meet, the team also had the opportunity to meet a few Husson Alumni in Doug Owens and Ray Larcher (Class of '69) who proudly wore the colors of Husson University! Thank you to them for coming and cheering the team on, it was great to meet them both.
Volunteer work at Active Day Adult Day Health Services in Myrtle Beach.
Athletes and Coaching staff took time to volunteer for a few hours at a facility that provides activities during the day for seniors and disabled young adults. With three rooms of clients, Husson was able to spread around and assist in playing games, reading books, and doing arts and crafts. It was a great experience for all involved and served as a great opportunity for the athletes and coaches to step out and do something for others.
Another day saw members of the team go for a Hike at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. We were able to walk the trails and see multiple lizards while taking in the sites of swamps and local foliage.
The final evening saw the full team have a dinner out at the Loco Gecko where they were able to celebrate a great week of exploration, practice, and competition.
The Eagles will be back in action Saturday April 9 at Bowdoin College for the Bowdoin Invitational.