BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Husson men's indoor track & field team took home two first place finishes in running events and countless top-five finishes at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday. Altogether, the Eagles accumulated 71.33 points at the meet to claim second place out of the six teams that competed. It was also Husson's first time ever facing the University of Maine-Farmington, Thomas College, and Colby-Sawyer College in men's indoor track.
Robenson Saintard dominated the running events taking home first place in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. His time of 7.19 seconds in the 60-meter was .07 seconds faster than the next runner behind him. Saintard qualified for the Division III New England Championship with his time of 23.24 seconds in the 200-meter while also breaking the school record. Less than one second behind him, Race Bouchard crossed in for fourth at 24.04 seconds.
Husson saw one student-athlete place in both the 400-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles, each runner setting new program records. Blake Trueworthy achieved fifth in the 400-meter (56.64) and Cayd Wortman took home third in the hurdles (9.13).
In the high jump, Zion Gurney impressively cleared 1.83 meters for a new program record, only .05 m shorter than the first place jump. Richard followed up with sixth (1.68m).
A trio of Eagles gathered points in the pole vault, starting off with Wright earning second after soaring over 3.80m. Wortman and Trever LaFramboise achieved third and fourth clearing 3.50m and 3.05m.
To wrap up the meet, Husson returned with third place rankings in both the shot put and weight throw. Eric Hathaway set a new school record tossing the shot put 14.28m while John Chen recorded a personal best weight throw distance of 14.20m.
The men's indoor track & field team will have one last chance to qualify for the Division III New England Championship when they venture a town over to the UMaine Invitational on Saturday, February 10.