First-Year Women's Indoor T&F Competitors Shine at Southern Maine Invitational #1

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

GORHAM, Maine – The Husson women's indoor track & field squad opened up their 2019-20 season with a non-scoring meet at the University of Southern Maine for their lone competition to finish out 2019. The Eagles took on six other schools including the highly competitive hosts of the Southern Maine Invitational #1, the Huskies, and Southern New Hampshire University. 

Four Eagles that were still warm from cross country season ending last month, submitted a team into the women distance medley and won the event. Payton Goodwin, Rosie Train, Norah Garvey, and Devyn Veits all ran a leg in the victory time of 14:23.32. Four different Eagles also posted a strong finish in the 4x400-meter relay as Emily Banks, Aidan Hale, Julia Glisson, and Allison Kondracki all worked together towards a fourth-place time of 4:49.53. 

The distance medley winners saw their names pop up with top-five times in multiple individual events, as well. Fellow first-year classmates Goodwin and Train captured second and fourth in the 400-meter run just one stride away from each other as they crossed in at 1:06.13 and 1:06.37. Train also took on the 800-meter run, finishing just seconds behind teammate Sarah Kohl as Train took third (2:47.24) and Kohl snagged second (2:44.30) in both of their first collegiate meets. Kohl also finished fifth in the one-mile run, crossing in at the 6:10.10 mark. Then wrapping up long distance times, Garvey ran a 1:49.94 600-meter run which was fast enough for third.

Competing well in the field at the Costello Sports Complex, Lisa Pawlowski cleared a new career mark of 2.50 meters to take home second place in pole vault while Willow Whitten competed in the event for her first time and achieved fourth-place after clearing 2.36m. In the triple jump, Husson once again saw two Eagles meet top-five marks. Veteran Allison Kondracki skipped to 10.02m (second) and Shie Smith hit 9.38m (fifth). Rookie Camryn Heath finished up with a stellar throw in shot put, launching it 11.23m (fourth) for the third-best throw in Husson indoor history and a ticket to the NCAA Division III New England Indoor Championship in her first collegiate meet.

The Eagles will get a few weeks off for holiday break, before returning to action on January 11th in 2020 to compete in the Reggie Poyau Invitational at Brandeis University.