LEWISTON, Maine – Splitting the men and women's outdoor squad on Saturday, the women made the short trip to Bates College, taking sixth place at Aloha Relays with a total of 32.5 points.
Leah Desjardins led the Eagles on the track while Megan Bataran and Jordan Durant took charge in the field. Desjardins raced to three top-four finishes while also helping her relay team take fifth in the 4x400. After all four Eagles including Julia Glisson, Bree Sautter, and Allison Kondracki, took a trip around the track, they finished with a season-best combined timed of 4:29.38. Individually in the dashes, Desjardins took third in the 200-meter (26.57) against 34 other competitors and fourth in the 100 (12.75). She also set a new personal record in high jump, pushing off hard enough to swoop over 1.45 meters for a three-way tie for third while her teammate, Lisa Pawlowski, cleared the same height, but took fifth.
Durant powered through the jumping events with PR's in both the triple jump (5th), where she now holds the third best jump in program history with 10.28 meters, and in long jump (6th) where she hit the 4.75-meter mark.
In throws, Bataran tossed a fourth-place throw with the hammer, sending it 39.02 meters and added on a fifth-place heave in shot put, sending it 10.44 meters.
The Eagles have one last chance to qualify for the New England Division III Championship next weekend at the two-day North Atlantic Conference Championship scheduled for April 27th and 28th at Regis College.