Husson Women's Indoor T&F Breaks Countless PR's at UMaine Invitational

Husson Women's Indoor T&F Breaks Countless PR's at UMaine Invitational

ORONO, Maine – Nearly every Eagle on the Husson University women's indoor track & field team, broke at least one personal record on Saturday at the UMaine Invitational. The meet was a non-scoring event, but that didn't stop the HU 4x400-meter relay team from leaving it all on the track as they set a new program record. 

The relay team of Norah Garvey, Willow Whitten, Mia Hanning, and Payton Goodwin worked together to set a new HU program record in the 4x400-meter as they sprinted to a time of 4:20.64. Goodwin also took third in the 800-meter run (2:33.43) while Garvey strode in six seconds later for fourth (2:39.44). Destiny Anair trotted behind at 2:47.58 to snag seventh. Hanning was another Eagle to dash across the tape in third place, capturing a 400-meter dash time of 1:07.42, just one second ahead of teammate Allison Kondracki in fourth (1:08.68). Whitten was the only runner in Green and Gold to race a qualifying time to compete in the 60-meter hurdle finals as she walked away with sixth and a time of 10.88 seconds. 

Leah Desjardins was the third Eagle on the track to bring home third, crashing in at 8.24 seconds in the 60-meter dash. To round out top-seven times on the track, Devyn Veits and Anair grabbed sixth and seventh in the one mile run for times of 6:13.21 and 6:18.62. 

Tossing yet another personal best in shot put (11.34m), Camryn Heath continues to push herself and prepare for New England's as she took home the only win for Husson on Saturday. Both Megan Bataran and Cassidy Rinehart sent the shot put nearly ten meters as it landed at 9.98 and 9.88 meters to achieve fourth and fifth. The duo of Bataran and Rinehart also took sixth and seventh in the weight throw with heaves of 10.65 and 10.21 meters. 

Three Eagles pushed each other in pole vault as Pawlowski snuck in fifth (2.44m) while Whitten and Bella Comeau tied for sixth as they cleared 2.29 meters. Pawlowski also led the Eagles in high jump, pulling off a 1.40 clearance good enough for third. 

Kondracki jumped into fourth place in long jump and sixth in triple jump as she landed in the sand at 4.88 meters and 9.93 meters. Goodwin achieved her third top-seven mark of the day as she soared through the air to mark down at 4.71 meters in long jump. 

The Eagles who qualified for the NCAA Division III New England Indoor Championship this season have three weeks off to prepare while a good majority of the team will begin preparing for outdoor track & field season.