WATERVILLE, Maine - Junior Shie Smith paved the way as the Eagles took home runner-up honors at the Small School Open hosted by Thomas College on Saturday.
Smith captured gold as she competed in the triple jump, exploding 10.03m. To add to her first place finish, Smith, competing in the pole vault, cleared 2.3m to take second place in the event. Isabelle Comeau claimed a third place finish in the pole vault, clearing 2.15m.
Erin Kashian led all Eagles competing in the weight throw, heaving 10.65m to place fourth in the event. Cassidy Rinehart finished fifth with a 10.00m throw, while Anna Poisson finished the event in ninth place after an 8.46m hurl. Rounding out the field events for the Eagles, Rinehart picked up a fifth place finish in the shot put with a 9.45m throw.
First-year Kaitlyn Dunham was victorious in the 60 hurdles, crossing the finish lie in 11.43 seconds, three seconds ahead of second place. Dunham finished sixth in the 200-meter race, crossing the line in 33.39 seconds, behind teammate Aidan Hale who placed fifth in the event with a 32.84 finish.
Emily Austin captured a second place finish in the 800-meter race with a 3:21.62 mark, before placing third in the mile event with a time of 6:58.14. The Eagles went back-to-back-to-back in the 3000-meter race, placing second, third and fourth. Devyn Veits led the squad with her second place finish (12:34.82), followed by Destiny Anair (12:46.53) and Danielle Scott (13:27.77).
Anair, Scott, Viets and Julia Glisson claimed medalist honors as they finished first in the distance medley with an overall time of 15:47.06. Collectively, the Eagles scored 61 points in the meet.
The Eagles will travel to Gorham, Maine on Saturday, January 25th to compete in the second Southern Maine Invitational.