(Saginaw, Mich.) The Cornerstone Women's Track & Field team opened the 2012-13 Indoor season at the Holiday Classic hosted by Saginaw Valley State University.
Sophomore, Brittany Green showed up ready to compete running two personal bests and winning one event with an NAIA national qualifying mark. Green began the afternoon by reaching 18' 1.5" on her second attempt in the long jump. The mark was enough to win the event and just over the NAIA automatic standard of 18'. Teammate Lindsay Lipa took second with a jump of 17' 4.25".
From there, Green and Lipa placed 3rd and 4th in the 60 meter hurdle semi-finals. Also advancing was freshman, Rachel McNay. Before the hurdle finals, Brittany and freshman Katie Walker finished 4th and 8th in the 60 meter dash semi-finals and advanced with Green running a PR 8.04 and Walker 8.22. In the hurdle finals, Green lowered her best time to 9.37 for 3rd, Lipa with 5th in 9.95 and McNay 6th in 10.05. Unfortunately for Brittany, the 60 meter dash finals immediately followed the hurdle finals, giving her enough time to walk back to the starting line and get back in the blocks. She placed 6th in 8.19 while Walker improved to 8.14 for 4th.
In the throwing events, Haley Russell took 2nd in the 20 pound weight throw with a 43' 6.5" effort. She also took 3rd in the shot put with a mark of 36' 2.25".
Freshman Kaitlyn Bronkema took 5th in the 200 meters, clocking 27.51, one place and 2/100th ahead of Green's last race of the day.
Kaylee Carew moved to 9th on the CU all-time list with her 11:00.23 PR in the 3,000 meters. She placed 9th just ahead of Liz Baller's excellent 11:01.87 debut in the event.
The Golden Eagles finished the evening taking 2nd in the 4 x 400 meter relay. Bronkema, Julie Oosterhouse, Lyndee Sayers and Lipa combined to run 4:07.77.