New London, N.H. - Husson University women's outdoor track & field team took home a runner-up finish at the 2016 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on a cold and rainy Sunday at the Sally Shaw Veitch Track & Field. This year's championship featured six varsity programs and a pair of club teams.
Picked as the preseason favorite, Colby-Sawyer did not disappoint and won the meet with 216 points. Husson, last year's champion, finished as runner-up with 186 points. UMaine-Farmington placed third (78), followed by Castleton (76), New England College (14) and Johnson State (8).
Each event winner was honored as a 2016 NAC champion:
Castleton's Sierra Ostrow-Remy won the 100 meter dash with a finals time of 13.26. Spartan teammate Brielle DeBaise took the top spot in the discus at 35.44m.
Husson's Brooke Hoople won the 200 meter dash for the second-straight season with a time of 27.43. Kerianne Downing also won for the second-straight season in the 100 meter hurdles. She clocked in at 17.27. The Eagles won the other hurdles event as well with Paige Rainford crossing the finish more than two seconds ahead of second place at 1:10.61.
Amanda Martin took home her first championship in the 400 meter dash in a time of 1:02.65 to give Colby-Sawyer 10 points. Emily Lopez came away with wins in the 800 meter with a school record time of 2:21.76. Lopez also took the top spot in the high jump (1.53m). Kylee Parker took top honors in the 1500 meter (5:04.15) and the 5000 meter (19:29.19).
New England College received a first place finish from Erica Notini in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 12:07.62.
The Eagles of Husson continued to collect first place finishes in the jump events. Jaclyn MacDonald won the pole vault (2.60m), while Modery came away with a victory in the long jump (5.01m) and triple jump (10.46m). Modery met the qualifying standards for the New England Division III meet.
Erin Ellison won the hammer to add to the Eagles' win total by taking top honors in the hammer at 46.22m.
Colby-Sawyer's Emmani Robinson won the shot put for the second-straight year with a toss of 12.48m, while Charger teammate Rachel Quaye was the victor in the javelin for the second time at 36.95m.
Other Eagles who finished in the top three were Hoople in the 100 meter dash (13.59), Overman in the 200 meter dash (27.78) and the long jump (4.85m), Clough in the 400 meter dash (1:04.02), Adreona Daniels in the 400 meter dash (1:06.01), Downing in the high jump (1.43m), and Faith Burnett in the shot put (10.90m). Burnett met the qualifying standards for the New England Division III meet.
Lyndon State and Thomas competed as club teams and did not score.
The Eagles return to track next weekend at the New England Division III Championship Meet.