Huskies Off Until March 31
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The University of Southern Maine women's track and field team completed its competition in the Charleston Southern University Spring Break Invitational on Saturday with a number of strong performances.
Junior Haley Bantz (East Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) finished second in the 800 meters with her time of 2 minutes, 22.93 seconds. Bantz also cleared 1.50 meters (4-11) in the high jump to tie with sophomore teammate Lili Kien (Westbrook, Maine/Deering) for fourth place.
Freshman Sydney Sirois (Greene, Maine/St. Dominic Academy) finished first in the 3,000 meters with a time of 12:18.57. Sirois was one of two Huskies to win an individual event during the two-day meet.
Sophomore Jhanel Potts (Boston, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles final with a time of 16.24 seconds, and eight in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.77. Potts qualified for the finals on Friday with her times of 15.21 in the hurdles and 12.42 in the dash. Her trials times met the qualifying standards for the New England Division III Championships in May.
Sophomore Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) picked up a runner-up finish in the triple jump with a mark of 11.19 meters (36-8 ½). Along with her Friday performance in the long jump, Kalilwa is qualified for the New England Division III Championships in both events.
The Huskies are off until March 31 when they are scheduled to compete at the Southern New Hampshire University Spring Invitational.