Waterville, ME - The Husson University women's outdoor track and field team had their most successful meet to-date this weekend, making the short trip down to the Colby College Invitational.
Senior thrower Alex Barner (Woodstock, CT) won the shot-put event - the first event winner in Husson track's short history - with a throw of 10.85m. She was also one of three javelin throwers to qualify for the New England Division III Championships, with a throw of 35.31m, good for fourth place. Sarah LaPlante (Wallingford, CT) threw 34.26m to come in fifth and qualify as well, along with Kelsey Woodbury (Morrill, ME) with a throw of 32.16m, good for sixth place.
The Eagles also saw a huge day from Dem Rideout (Norway, ME) who turned in impressive times in three events, placing 5th in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 17.02 seconds, another top ten finish in the 100m with a time of 13.5, and came in seventh in the long jump event, jumping 4.82 meters.
Rideout was one of four runners in the 100m who turned in personal bests, Suze Van Dine (Glenburn, ME) was the fastest Eagle in the event, finishing seventh at 13.43 seconds. Kristen Lawrence (Manchester, NH) ran it in 13.55 seconds to come in 11th place, while first year runner Megan Darcy (Center Conway, NH) also turned in a personal record time finishing in 13.75.
Other notable Husson performances were turned in by Paige McNaughton (Randolph, ME) who improved her personal best by three meters in the discus, Chrissy Larrabee (Brooks, ME) who scored in both the 800m and the 1500m, and Breanna Harlow (New Gloucester, ME) who ran the 400m in 1:06.