LEWISTON, ME - The Husson University women's indoor track and field team performed very well at the Maine State Indoor Championships on Friday. The Eagles placed fifth with 26 points, a 16-point improvment from last season.
Leading the way for the Eagles was Brooke Hoople (Bedford, NH) who took second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.88, setting a personal and school-record, and qualifying for the New England Championships.
In her first indoor meet, Chrissy Larrabee (Brooks, ME) took third in the 600 meters, running 1:45.88 to set a new school-record and just missing qualifying for New Englands.
Courtney Lizotte (Bangor, ME) placed sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 9-06.25 while Casey Modery (Bangor, ME) took seventh in the long jump with a leap of 15-11.75 and was eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 31-10.75.
Husson head coach Kate Goupee was pleased with the performance, saying "The ladies had a goal and as a team achieved it, which the coaching staff could not be more proud. For the first time in Husson indoor track history, we have multiple athletes attending the New England Championship meet which speaks volumes about the progress of our program and the quality of our athletes."
Assistant coach Chris Jones added " We had some great performances despite setbacks with weather and the loss of practice time as well as a lay off of several weeks due to a canceled meet."
The women's indoor track and field team continues competition on Feb. 20 at the New England Championships.