Kalilwa Wins Triple Jump at Bowdoin Invitational
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Junior Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) won the triple jump competition for the fourth time this season to highlight the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's performance Saturday at the Bowdoin Invitational.
Kalilwa took the top spot in the triple with a mark of 11.01 meters (36-1 ½). On the track, Kalilwa placed fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.33 seconds, and sixth in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line in 27.51 seconds.
Junior Jhanel Potts (Boston, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) earned a runner-up finish in the 60-meter dash with her time of 8.02 seconds in the final. Potts had a season-best time in the trials (8.01) to qualify for next month's New England Division III Championships.
Rookie Mykayla Hoggard (Bangor, Maine) had a strong day in the sprints taking a third in the 60 meters (8.19) and a fourth in the 200 (27.03).
Also turning in scoring efforts were junior Ashley Joyner (Auburn, Maine/Granbury (Texas)) in the 60-meter hurdles (9.92) and sophomore Samantha Comeau (Maple Grove, Minn.) in the shot put (10.34 meters/33-11 ¼) and weight throw (season best 11.08 meters/36-4 ¼).
Southern Maine tallied 37 points on the day to finish sixth. Perennial regional powerhouse M.I.T. took the top spot in the team standings with 170 points. Host Bowdoin was runner-up with 131, and Tufts University was third with 129.50.
The Huskies will compete in two meets next week. Selected competitors will travel to Boston University on Friday to compete in the John Thomas Terrier Classic. The next day, the Huskies will host their final home event of the indoor season, the USM Open III meet.