Women's Indoor Track & Field Opens Season with Strong Start

Women's Indoor Track & Field Opens Season with Strong Start

Gorham, ME - Husson University women's indoor track and field opened the 2014-15 season at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday. The meet was non-scoring for teams, but a number of individuals had strong performances for the Eagles.

Kelly Keshian showed well in the high jump, placing second with a 1.53 meter (5'0.25") jump. In the pole vault, Courtney Lizotte also placed second, clearing 2.90 meters (9'6.25"). Casey Modrey finished third in the triple jump (10.06 meters) and fourth in the long jump (4.68 meters). Four Husson jumpers made it to the long jump finals, with Katherine Thibault and Brooke Hoople taking fifth and sixth behind Modrey. 

Hoople also took seventh in the 55 meter dash with a time of 8.09. In the 55 meter hurdles, Erin Bolduc took sixth place and Kerianne Downing took seventh. 

Assistant Coach Joe Capehart said of the sprints and jumps, "Our athletes took a nice positive step for the first meet and established good marks for the start of the season. Some individuals even performed PR's, which was great."

Several Eagles performed well in the throws, with Sarah LaPlante taking sixth in the weight throw with 9.84 meters. LaPlante also finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 9.81 meters. Two other Husson first years, Margaret McDonald and Faith Burnett, took seventh and eighth in the shot put.

Assistant Coach Chris Jones said, "Our throwers are exactly where we want them to be for the season right now. There is work to do and we will be ready for the next meet on January 10." 

The Eagles will return to USM for their second meet on January 10.