NEW LONDON, N.H. - Husson won the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on a cold and rainy Sunday at the Sally Shaw Veitch Track & Field.
It is the second time the women have won the NAC Championship.
The Eagles totaled 207 points on the day for first place, while Colby-Sawyer, the favorite going in to the championship, posted 167 points for second. Castleton placed third (92), followed closely by UMaine-Farmington (91) in fourth, while Lyndon took fifth (18) and Johnson State (9) took sixth. UMaine-Presque Isle competed as a squad, but did not record a team score, while SUNY Delhi did not score in the meet as a team, but if an individual athlete won an event she was recognized as a NAC champion.
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Each event winner was honored as a 2018 NAC champion:
Husson saw six athletes take home NAC Champion honors. Leah Desjardins took top honors in the 100 meter dash with a meet record time of 12.77. Eagle teammate Allison Kondracki was the 400 meter champion, recording a meet record time of 1:10.57, while Lisa Pawlowski recorded a height of 1.48 meters in the high jump for NAC Champion accolades. Maddie Page finished first in the pole vault with a meet record height of 2.88 meters, while Issy Capozzi threw the discus 31.98 meters and Faith Burnett tossed the hammer 41.48 meters, both earning first place.
Colby-Sawyer's Shari Rainville finished first in the 100 meter hurdles in 16.89, while Alison Fairbairn took top honors in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 12:57.82. Mia Fraser recorded a jump of 5.01 meters for the top spot in the long jump and Amanda Martin took home NAC honors in the triple jump, 10.46 meters, while Emmani Robinson claimed first in the shot put, 12.40 meters.
Castleton recorded wins in the 400 meter, the 4x400 meter relay and the javelin throw. Carlie Reen took first in the 400 crossing the line in 1:03.42, while she and her teammates, Christiana Carmichael, Lydia Maier and Haley Kennedy, finished the 4x400 relay in 4:19.33 for top honors. Brianna Hake recorded first in the javelin with a meet record heave of 40.98 meters.
UMaine-Farmington had two athletes take top honors, as Laura Pulito claimed the 800 meter and 1500 meter titles in 2:22.71 and 5:05.00 and Olivia Ridley crossed the line in 18:45.97 for first and the meet record in the 5000 meter.
SUNY Delhi's Madeeah Oranchak earned first in the 200 meter dash with a meet record time of 26.64, while the Broncos 4x100 meter relay team of Ashley Magnifico, Arielle Moheimani, Jaylynn Sheppard and Erica Cornmire crossed the line in 52.14 for first place.
Athletes who have qualified will travel to the New England Division III Championship, which is being held at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. next weekend, May 4th and 5th.