LEWISTON, Maine – The Husson women's indoor track & field team took fourth place at the Bates Invitational on Saturday with Leah Desjardins leading the way on the track.
Desjardins sprinted to a first-place finish in the 60-meter dash setting a new school record of 8.0 seconds. With this time, the junior sits in 8th place in New England in this event. She continued to impress in the 200-meter dash improving her time this season to 27.08 seconds for second place.
Julia Glisson helped grab fourth place in the 600 meter and the 4x400-meter relay. She crossed the finish line just shy of a new school record in the 600 with a time of 1:46.75 for her best time this season. Running a leg in the relay, Glisson was joined by Emily Banks, Izzy Jackson, and Jessie Dessert as the four Eagles captured the second-best time in program history, 4:42.79. Dessert was the only Eagle to place in both a track and field event at Bates, with her 2.45-meter clearance in pole vault for fifth.
In the jumps, Jordan Durant had a solid day as she took second in triple jump skipping to 9.43m and fifth in long jump, soaring over 4.26m. Allison Kondracki achieved 4.2m which put her in sixth on the day. Tackling the high jump, Lisa Pawlowski also took sixth place, pushing herself over 1.4m.
To close out the scoring for the ladies, Megan Bataran returned home with fourth place in the shot put after chucking it 10.5m.
The women will compete again next Saturday, returning to the University of Southern Maine for the second time this season to compete in the Southern Maine Invitational II on January 26th.