Women's Track & Field Finish 6th at Aloha Relays

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Husson women's outdoor track & field team continued to impress, breaking countless personal and season bests at the Aloha Relays, hosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday. The Eagles took home 6th place with 66 points, just five points behind Wellesley College in 4th.

Three Eagles qualified for the New England Division III Championship with Leah Desjardins accomplishing times good enough to qualify in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She finished 3rd overall in the 100 and 5th in the 200, breaking the previous school record with a time of 26.21 seconds. Also achieving qualifying marks, Faith Burnett and Issy Capozzi posted impressive results in the field. Burnett took 3rd in the shot put with an 11.16 meter throw while Capozzi set a school record in discus, chucking it 35.27 meters for 2nd place.

Burnett and Capozzi both brought home points in shot put and discus. In shot put, Capozzi came in 4th (10.75 meters) and Burnett set personal records in discus (5th) and hammer throw (2nd), achieving distances of 31.18 meters and 41.18 meters.

In the field, two Eagles placed in the long jump taking 4th and 5th. Allison Kondracki jumped 5.00 meters for a program record, just a small distance further than Jordan Durant with 4.47 meters. Kondracki also set a personal record in the triple jump, coming in 2nd (10.43 meters). Clearing the highest mark so far this season, Jessica Dessert surpassed 2.75 meters in pole vault (6th).

Running more than any other Eagle on Saturday, Morgan Clifford ran the 5k in the morning and continued on to compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing the race in 13:44.17 (5th).

Adreona Daniels and Kondracki also raced around the track, both ranking 5th after competing in 400-meter events. Daniels took on the 400-meter dash, marking a season best with a time of 1:03.99 and Kondracki tackled the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.18.

Finishing out the meet, Husson sent two teams to compete in the relay events. Both teams took home 4th with Shea Curley, Tamara Rodriguez, Arianna McKinnon, and Desjardins crossing the finish line in 52.03 seconds for the 4x100-meter. Then McKinnon helped Shie Smith, Maddie Page, and Daniels finish the 4x400-meter relay in 4:30.89 for another season best.

The women's track & field team has one last chance to qualify for the New England DIII Championship next Sunday, April 29, at the NAC Championship.