(Upland, Ind.) With just three meets remaining
before the NAIA Indoor National Championships, the Cornerstone Women's Track
& Field team added another quartet of qualifying performances at the Taylor
The first item of business was for the 4 x 800 meter
relay to improve their provisional qualifying mark from two weeks earlier. Melissa Sawicki, Janey Sluka, Julia Contreras
and Andi Ripley easily outpaced runner up Bethel of Indiana by ten seconds to
win in 9:39.17. The time was not only seven seconds under the NAIA automatic
standard, it was also the third fastest time in CU history.
Next, Kay-De Vaughn finalized her return trip to
Johnson City, TN by going 37' 3.25" in the triple jump, earning second place.
Amy Boyer competed in five events to create a
pentathlon score. She started by taking second in the high jump (5' 1") then
long jumped 15' 7.75" and put the shot 31' 8.75". To complete her day, Boyer
ran a personal best 2:27.85 in the 800 meters. Her efforts netted a pentathlon
score of 3212, more than enough to compete at nationals.
Other top finishes included a win in the 1,000
meters by Ripley in a season best 2:59.00, runner up placing by Kayla Wilson in
the 55 hurdles in an NAIA automatic qualifying time of 8.32, Brandi Hagan in
the pole vault (11' 3"), Emma Ordway in the 400 meters (59.97), and the 4 x 400
relay of Wilson, Ordway, Lauren Pierce and Kelly Peterson (4:04.46).