Kalilwa Leads USM to First-Place Finish at Bowdoin Outdoor Invitational
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Paced by three first-place finishes by junior Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine), the University of Southern Maine women's track and field team finished atop the scoresheet Saturday at the Bowdoin Outdoor Invitational.
The Huskies used their 18 top three individual finishes to amass 104 points, edging host Bowdoin College by six points for the top spot. Colby College was third with 60 points.
Kalilwa won the 100-meter dash with her time of 12.80 seconds. That time meets the qualifying standard for next month's the New England Division III Championships. In the horizontal jumps, Kalilwa won the long jump with an outdoor personal best jump of 5.65 meters (18-6½). She also took the triple jump with a mark of 11.79 meters (38-8¼).
Other event winners included freshman Ottilie McPhail (Bradford, Maine/Central) in the 200 meters (27.38), freshman Mykayla Hoggard (Bangor, Maine) in the 400 meters (1:00.34), and sophomore Samantha Comeau (Maple Grove, Minn.) in the javelin (23.82m/78-2).
Hoggard also had a runner-up result in the long jump with a jump of 5.41 meters (17-9). That jump met the qualifying standard for the New England Division III meet. Comeau also scored in the other three throwing events taking third in the hammer throw (31.12m/102-1), and fourth in the shot put (9.91m/32-6¼) and discus (29.36m/96-4).
Junior Katie Ferrara (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) had a pair of runner-up finishes taking the second spot in the pole vault (3.04m/9-11¾) and the 100-meter dash (13.33). Freshman Taylor Chamberlain (Lewiston, Maine) also had two runner-up finishes with her results in the 400 meters (1:03.31) and high jump (1.40m/4-7). Classmate Bekah Robertson (Biddeford, Maine) shared second with Chamberlain in the high jump, and tied for third with senior Penny Maimone (Stoneham, Mass./Arlington Catholic) in the pole vault (3/04m/9-11¾).
Sophomore Tina Dang (Portland, Maine/Deering) finished second in the hammer throw (33.30m/109-3), and junior Jess Regan (Sturbridge, Mass./Shepherd Hill Regional) was second in the javelin (23.14m/75-11. Led by Comeau and Regan, USM swept all five scoring positions in the javelin.
Southern Maine travels to Manchester, N.H., next weekend to participate in the Penmen Relays at Southern New Hampshire University.