WESTON, Mass. – Finishing within 15.5 points of the top-three teams, the Husson women's track & field team took fourth at the Regis Spring Classic on Friday, accumulating 104.5 points with Allison Kondracki snagging the lone win of the day for the Eagles in the 400-meter hurdles.
Kondracki beat out eight other competitors in hurdles, including teammate Jessie Dessert who took fifth (1:17.08), as she crossed in at 1:13.41. Kondracki also took on the long and triple jump, taking fourth (4.48m) and fifth (9.60m). Competing against her, was teammate Jordan Durant in both jumping events as the sophomore skipped to third in the triple with a new personal best of 9.82 meters and fifth in long jump with 4.30 meters.
Mastering a few of the throwing events, Megan Bataran took home second and third in the hammer throw and shot put. She was the only Eagle to place in shot put with a 10.67-meter heave facing 26 other challengers, and sent the hammer 36.88 meters to lead the way for Husson in the event. Coming in fourth and fifth with new personal records were Erin Kashian (30.93m) and Christine Hamza (28.21m). Maddie Wing finished out the throwing events, beating out 18 other women in javelin for third place sending it flying through the air 32.79 meters.
The Eagles captured two more second place finishes in the field with strong performances by Lisa Pawlowski in high jump and Dessert at the pole vault. Pawlowski cleared 1.47 meters in the high jump while Shie Smith came in fifth, surpassing the 1.32-meter mark. On the other end of the track at pole vault, Dessert pushed herself over 2.55m while Bella Commeau set a new hitting 2.25m and Izzy Jackson tied her personal best mark of 2.10m to put their heights at ninth and tenth in the HU record book.
On the track, Shea Curley led the Eagles in dashes while Julia Glisson set the pace in the longer races as the distance runner consistently grabbed fourth place in both the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs. She set times of 2:35.87 and 5:24.38 for the fourth best time in school history. Curley sprinted to fifth (13.89) in the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200-meter with a time of 28.77 seconds.
In the relays, Husson took second as a team in the 4x400-meter between a combined effort from Bree Sautter, Glisson, Dessert, and Arianna McKinnon who also competed in the 4x100, passing off the baton to Curley, Smith, and Durant as the team took third.
The Eagles will be splitting their team next weekend as they send half the women to Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday (April 13) for the 2nd Annual Penman Relays and the other half to Colby College on Sunday (April 14) for the Thomas (Maine) Small School Invitational.