GORHAM, Maine – Taking on several NCAA Division II schools, the Husson women's indoor track & field squad finished the Southern Maine Invitational II with 41.50 points as they tied for fifth place with Merrimack College, out of ten total teams/clubs competing.
Qualifying for the DIII New England Championships in her second dash event this season, Leah Desjardins hit a new personal and school record in the 200-meter dash as she sped across the line in fourth place with a time of 26.85 seconds. She shaved off three tenths of a second since the first meet of the indoor season at Southern Maine. The junior also broke personal and school records in the 55-meter dash with a prelim time of 7.47 seconds before crashing in 7.50 seconds in the finals for second place. Fellow classmate, Julia Glisson, also captured a new personal best with a second-place time of 1:46.46 in the 600-meter.
Husson sent eight different Eagles to take on the relays. Tackling a brand-new relay for the Husson women, called the distance medley relay, each runner took on a different distance. The squad included Renee Dostal (1200), Bree Sautter (400), Izzy Jackson (800), and Glisson (1600), who all combined for a time of 14:48.92. Four additional Eagles, Shie Smith, Allison Kondracki, Desjardins, and Jordan Durant took on the 4x200-meter relay coming in sixth place (1:56.78) with a time good enough to rank eighth in program history.
Two Eagles took fifth in the field with Jessie Dessert tying her own personal indoor record in pole vault (2.75m) and Kondracki setting herself a new personal best in triple jump (10.18m).
The women's indoor squad will travel solo next weekend to the Maine Indoor State Championship hosted by Bowdoin College on Friday, February 1st.