Mich.) For the second week in a row, the Cornerstone Women's Track & Field
team competed at a brand new stadium. This time it was the Al Owens Classic,
just the second meet held at Grand Valley State University's new facility.
evening a stiff, cold wind made the conditions miserable, but the results were
not. Brittany Green took down the freshman record in the javelin, throwing the
spear 92' 10" to take tenth place. She broke the previous mark of 83' 6' set by
Nicole Daniels in 2005.
Russell was also unaffected by the weather. The freshman extended her best in
the hammer throw to 133' 9" placing 29th
weather was much better and the competition strong. Green got her day started
running the third leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay. After Lindsay Lipa and
Larissa Hampton completed the first two legs, Green's good pass to Lauren
Pierce, the senior captain charged down the homestretch to give the Golden
Eagles the win. Their time of 49.33 out of the second heat placed seventh
Brittany moved to the long jump where she broke her freshman record. Her second
attempt measured 18' 5.25" which bettered the NAIA automatic qualifying
standard and earned her second place out of 26 jumpers.
Back in the
throws area, Russell tied her best in the shot put taking twelfth with a mark
of 38' 3.25".
missing the freshman record on the 800 meters by 1/100th of one
second last week, Julie Oosterhouse set her sights higher and demolished the
school record. In what has become her standard strategy, the freshman from
Byron Center ran near the back of the pack, covering the opening lap in 66.7
seconds. A 68.0 second circuit brought her home in fourth place with a time of
2:14.75, an NAIA provisional qualifying time. In addition to wiping out Julia
Contreras CU freshman mark of 2:20.47 from 2010, Julie erased the school record
of 2:17.29 set in 2009 by Andi Ripley. In the next heat, Contreras became the
fifth woman in program history to run under 2:20. Her PR of 2:19.06 was good
for twelfth place.
In the 5,000 meters, Audry Yonge used her great finishing
kick to take second with in PR, 18:33.19. CallyAnne Wyma was less than one
second off her best, finishing twelfth in 19:06.01. Sydney Tremaine lowered her
PR by 30 seconds, placing 25th in 19:52.68.
Lipa, Oosterhouse, Larissa Hampton and Pierce ran a season
best 3:58.95 to take fifth in the 4 x 400 meter relay.