Women's Outdoor Track & Field Competes at Bowdoin Invitational #2

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Husson University women's outdoor track and field team competed at Bowdoin Saturday, scoring 36 points and finishing fourth overall.  The field featured high competition from Bowdoin, Middlebury, and the University of Southern Maine, who have some of the best athletes and relays in the nation on their rosters.

The performance of the day on the women's side came from Casey Modery, who placed in three individual events while also setting a school record in the 4x100-meter relay.  Modery started the day off with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 17.44 seconds.  This was Modery's first time running the event, so she'll have plenty of room to grow in the coming weeks.  Modery showed her versatility in the field events as well, taking fifth in the long jump with a leap of 4.72 meters, and following that up with a second-place triple jump of 10.49.

Modery ran an important leg of the school-record breaking 4x100-meter relay team as well.  Along with Shea Curley, Arianna McKinnon, and Leah Desjardins, the women used the high level of competition to push themselves to a new school record of 51.33 seconds.

The lone win of the day came from thrower Erin Ellison.  Ellison took advantage of the beautiful outdoor conditions to throw the hammer 45.80 meters and take first place in the event.

It was a good day for the Husson throwers all around as Faith Burnett also had a couple of scoring performances.  Burnett threw the shotput 10.81 meters, which was good for third place, before coming back in the discus and taking fourth with a toss of 30.05 meters.

Morgan Clifford had a stellar performance in the grueling event of the 3000-meter steeplechase.  Clifford took second overall, shaving one second off of her personal best and finishing in 13:34.68

The Eagles also saw key performances from several athletes in the sprinting events.  Husson placed two runners in the 200-meter dash, Brooke Hoople and Leah Desjardins.  Hoople ran to a season-best of 26.97, good for fourth place, while Desjardins finished in 27.07, a personal best time and fifth-place finish.

Adreona Daniels placed fourth in the 400-meter dash, recording a time of 1:04.85, a personal best.  Teammate Amanda Marcus set a college best of her own, finishing in fifth place with a time of 1:23.72.

Paige Rainford took on the tough double of the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, and was able to grab fifth-place finishes in both, running 21.37 and 1:17.46, respectively.

Lisa Pawlowski was also able to score some points for the Eagles. Pawlowski leapt over 1.42 meters in the high jump to nab fourth place and score important points for Husson.

To close out the meet, Daniels, Madison Cole, Lindsey Joliat, and Morgan Clifford made up the Eagles 4x400-meter relay team that finished in fourth with a time of 4:54.04.

Husson will be back on the track Sat. Apr. 22 as they head back down to Bowdoin College to compete in the Aloha Relays.