Eagles Have Record-Setting day at Aloha Relays

Eagles Have Record-Setting day at Aloha Relays

Brunswick, ME - Husson women's outdoor track and field competed in the Aloha Relays at Bowdoin College on Saturday. The Eagles took sixth place of the eight teams that competed, scoring 45 points in the meet. Bowdoin won the meet with a score of 145, followed by Bates in second, Southern Maine in third, Colby in fourth, and Wellesley in fifth. Mount Holyoke and St. Joseph's (ME) finished behind Husson in seventh and eighth place.

Husson had a very good meet. Last year they scored 33 at this meet that serves as the state championship for the DIII teams in Maine.

Alecia Palmer won the Steeple leading from start to finish. She took 36 seconds off her time from last week's meet to qualifiy for both the NE DIII and ECAC championships.

Morgan Clifford set a new personal record in the steeple with 13:57 and took 3rd in the race.

Chrissy Larrabee was 2nd in the 800. One second off the school record, her 2:18 qualifies her for both the NE DIII and ECAC championships.

Sarah LaPlante took 3rd in the Jav with 36.72m.

Brooke Hoople had a great day after being off the track for over a month. She ran 59.57 sec for the 400, less than two seconds off her school record. She also placed 5th in the 200 with 27.44.

Brooke also was part of the 4x100 team with Megan Darcy, Erin Bolduc, and Katherine Thibault that placed 5th and was less than a second off the school record.

Erin Ellison was 6th in the Hammer with a new personal and school record with 40.35m.

Kateri Jeffery took 5th in her first 400m hurdle in two years.

Jeffery, Larrabee, Palmer, and Clifford also ran the 4x400 and took 5th in the event.

At this point in the season, Husson as qualified 6 athletes for the NE DIII championships in 6 different events showing the spread of ability on the squad, "which is very impressive," said Head Coach Kate Goupee. "The team is excited to compete next week in the first NAC championship meet."