NCAA D3 Indoor Track & Field National Entries
Athletes Who Attended HS In Maine
Former Class B high jump champion Emma Egan of Yarmouth, now competing for Williams College will compete in two events. Egan is the third ranked women in the heptathlon with a score of 3599 points, and is the second ranked high jumper with a best of 1.76m on the season. Emma is the defending national champion in the high jump, a year ago she cleared 5'9 3/4 (1.77m) to capture the victory.
Also competing in the high jump will be freshman Jaidyn Appel of Tufts, she enters with a best of 1.72m (5-7 3/4). A year ago Appel was the Class A indoor runner-up while competing for Portland High School clearing 5-2.
The University of Southern Maine has two athletes competing at the national meet. Former Lewiston High School standout Adela Kalilwa will compete in the triple jump, she was third in the outdoor national meet last spring and enters with a best of 11.87m (38'11 1/2 ). Kalilwa appears to be coming on at the right time, she won the New England D3 title with top mark of the season two weeks ago, her mark is the seventh best in the field. While Sophia Slovenski didn't attend high school in Maine her roots are strong as the sophomore transfer from Bowdoin will compete in the pole vault. She has a best mark of 3.82m (12-6 1/2) which ranks eighth best in the field. A versatile athlete Slovenski placed third in outdoor national meet in the javelin, this will be her time competing in the indoor meet.
On the men's side USM with be represented by senior Charles Moody who competed for Old Town, and freshman Carson Gross who competed for Spruce Mountain in high school. Moody a returning All-American in the heptathlon (5th in 2019) will look for a return to the podium, he enters with the sixth best mark of the field with his school record 5026 points. Gross will compete in the high jump, he has a best of 2.05m (6'8 3/4) a mark he cleared in his first college competition, he enters with the 19th best mark in the field.
RPI junior Henry Jaques, a former Freeport High School standout will compete in the 5000 meter race. Jaques has the sixth fastest time in the field with his 14:33.09 effort.
Former Lewiston, and USM triple jumper Ben Musese now competing for Keene State College enters with a best mark of 14.57m (47'9 3/4), he ranks 11th best in the field. In the outdoor national meet a year ago Musese grabbed All-American while competing for USM with his seventh place finish with a jump of 49'3 3/4.
Also competing in the meet as part of the WPI distance medley relay will be junior Ben Steeves. Steeves will run the 800m, in high school he was the Class A runner-up in that event while competing for Bonny Eagle. Pole vaulter Johann Bradley also of WPI and formerly of Hampden Academy will compete in the national meet for the first time. Bradley enters with the 9th best effort in the field of 20 with his 4.85m (15'11)
Colleges in Maine
Bates will have the following women competing:
800 - Elise Lambert SO Bates 2:14.88D Mile - Vanessa Paolella JR Bates 5:02.56D 5HH - Amanda Kaufman JR Bates 8.86D 4X400M Bates 3:54.25D 1) Rebecca Willis SO 2) Amanda Kaufman JR 3) Paige Rabb SR 4) Megan Seymour SR
While the Bates men have the following:
3k - Bart Rust SO Bates 8:30.61D Mile - Ryan Nealis JR Bates 4:11.99D 5K- Justin Levine SR Bates 14:42.51D WT -John Rex JR Bates 19.06mD PEN -Brendan Donahue SR Bates 4861D
Bowdoin will have their women's Distance Medley Relay
DMR-Bowdoin 11:56.72D 1) Sadie Saxton SR 2) Morgen Gallagher SR 3) Emma Beane JR 4) Caroline Shipley SR
Colby has has the top ranked high jumper in the country
HJ - Sharde Johnson SO Colby 1.78mD