Lowell, MA - Husson University women's outdoor track and field competed in the George Davis Invitational Meet at UMass-Lowell on Saturday, April 6, against other Division I, II, and III programs.
Sarah LaPlante (Wallingford, CT) continued to impress in the throws, as she earned fifth place in the Javelin Throw with a distance of 37.20 meters. With this throw, LaPlante extended her post-season by qualifying for ECAC's. She was also the top finisher for Husson in the Shot Put with a throw of 9.14 meters.
Sara Hofmann finished right behind LaPlante in the shot put, with a 33.20 meter throw for seventh place. Hofmann, Diana Kruszewski (Auburn, ME), Brianna Austin (Pembroke, NH), and Shauna Randall (Groveton, NH) all compteted in the shot put, as well.
In a new event for Husson in 2013, Alecia Palmer (Presque Isle, ME) and Kateri Jeffrey (South Portland, ME) both improved their steeplechase times, with Palmer setting a new PR by 14 seconds (12:43.96).
Chrissy Larrabee (Brooks, ME) had another strong week for the Eagles, competing in the 800 and 1500 meter runs. In the 1500, coming off a PR the week before, she ran a 5:00.13 for seventh overall. She ran a 2:29.43 in the 800.
In the sprints, sophomore Megan Darcy (Center Conway, NH) was the top finisher for the Eagles in the 100, running a 14.09. Kristen Lawrence (Manchester, NH) was right behind her with a 14.18. Trading off lead roles, Lawrence was the Eagles' top finisher in the 200 with a time of 29.11, while Darcy came in next at 29.70.
Head coach Chris Wood was pleased with the team's performance and said, "we are looking forward to trying some new things next week and getting a few more athletes into post-season competition." Next week, the Eagles will compete in the MIT Quad Meet in Boston, MA.