Women's Track & Field Compete in L.A. over Spring Break

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

 LOS ANGELES – The Husson women's track & field opened up their 2018 season in L.A. at the the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic on Saturday. Competing against numerous other schools, three Eagles placed in the top-ten in three different events.

In the dashes, junior Shea Curley crossed over in 14.16 seconds in the 100-meter while sophomore Arianna McKinnon took on the 400-meter for a time of 1:05.43, a personal record. Both student-athletes competed in the 4x100 meter relay alongside freshmen Allison Kondracki and Jordan Durant. The relay team raced the baton around the track to a time of 53.65 seconds.

Three Eagles achieved top-ten accolades, including sophomore Lisa Pawlowski conquering 1.48 meters in the high jump for 9th, clearing the same height as the three student-athletes who placed above her. She also improved upon her previous best by .05 meters. In the hammer throw, senior Faith Burnett rocketed the hammer 38.15m good enough for 10th. Also capturing 10th place, freshman Megan Bataran chucked the javelin 21.48m. She was also the only Eagle to compete in the shot put, throwing it a distance of 10.54m to take home 13th place.

Kondracki not only made contributions on the track, but in the field as well, soaring over 4.68m in the long jump for the second best jump in Husson program history, and notched 10.10m in the triple jump for 11th. In pole vault, junior Jessica Dessert cleared 2.60m.

The Eagles will have the remainder of March to prepare for their next meet when half of the team will venture down to Mass. for the Regis "Under the Lights" Invitational on the weekend of April 6-7 while the remaining half will compete at the Bowdoin Invitational.