Husson Women's Track and Field Win Conference Title

NEW LONDON, N.H. - Husson University captured the Inaugural NAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Sunday on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College, which featured four varsity programs.

In a very competitive meet, Husson University squeaked by the hosts by a half point. The Eagles scored 91.5 points, while Colby-Sawyer finished in second with 91 points. New England College finished in third and Green Mountain placed fourth.

Each event winner was honored as a NAC champion.

Here are the highlights:

Brooke Hoople won the 200, 400, took fourth in the 100 and was part of the winning 4x100.

Chrissy Larrabee took second in both the 800 and 1500 and was on the 4x400 team that took second.

Alecia Palmer had awesome day as she won the steeple, ran to the pole vault to place 3rd there. During that time she also competed in the 1500 and placed 3rd then took 4th in the 400 hurdles and finally she was part of the second place 4x400 team.

Kerianne Downing took the 100 hurdles, tied for 3rd in the High Jump, took 4th in the Triple Jump, and finally closed her day with a 4th in the Javilin.

Erin Bolduc took 2nd in to 100 hurldes and the 400 hurdles and long jump.

Katherine Thibault teamed with Hoople, Bolduc and Darcy to take 1st in the 4x100. She also took 3rd in the long jump, and made the 100 finals.

Megan Darcy won the pole vault in a new personal record and was part of the 4x100 relay and also made the 100 finals.

Casey Modery took the win in both the long jump and triple jump.

Erin Ellison won the hammer with a new personal record and also threw a personal best in the shot put and placed 3rd earning NE DIII qualification in the event.

Samantha Martin took 3rd in the triple jump and Jaclyn MacDonald took 2nd in the pole vault.

Sarah LaPlante took 2nd in the javlin.

"As you can tell, big team effort!" said Head Coach Kate Goupee. "Very proud of these ladies and how they conducted themselves during the meet and the results."

The Eagles will be back on track at New England DIII Championships next weekend with six athletes in 7 different events.

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