BRUNSWICK, Maine – Husson University women's outdoor track and field competed in 2016 Outdoor Bowdoin Invitational at Magee-Samuelson Track on Saturday and finished third overall with 80 points.
University of Southern Maine took the top spot among the six teams competing scoring 199 points. Host Bowdoin was runner-up with 164, followed by Husson, Colby College with 56, the University of Maine at Farmington with 39 and St. Joseph's College with seven points.
The combination of Brooke Hoople, Jayda Cabrera and Joan Overman powered the Eagles in numerous events. Hoople finished second in the 200 meter dash with a new school record of 26.93 and lead off the 4x100 meter relay team that finished third with a new school record of 51.83. The other members of the team were Cabrera, Hannah Clough and Overman.
Cabrera placed fourth in the 100 meter dash (13.18) and fifth in the 200 meter dash (27.60) while Overman took sixth in the 100 meter dash (13.46) and finished as runner-up in the long jump with a jump of 4.83 meters.
Erin Ellison was a force in the hammer throw with a second place finish by throwing her hammer 43.92 meters and took third in the shot put with a DIII New England qualifying mark of 10.71 meters.
In the 200 meter dash, five Eagles ranked in the top 14, including Hoople and Cabrera in the top five. Clough came in eighth at 29.03 with Shea Curley right behind her in ninth place at 29.67. Kerianne Downing followed by Curley in 10th place at 29.72 and Lara Sarett rounded out Husson's dominance in 14th with a time of 30.86.
Other top five finishes for the Eagles were Sarett in the 400 meter dash (1:08.28), Downing in the 100 meter hurdles (17.74), high jump (1.45m) and shot put (9.83m), Paige Rainford in the 400 meter hurdles (1:22.04), Kelly Kashian in the high jump (1.45m) and Faith Burnett in the hammer throw (38.27m).
The group of Hoople, Rainford, Clough and Sarett combined to finish third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:32.14.
The Eagles will return to the track next weekend at the Colby Invitational.