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(Adrian, Mich.) As a miserable, prolonged, winter finally gave way to seasonal weather, the CU Women's Track & Field team demonstrated what they can do in good conditions by putting up eleven top-three finishes at the Don Klienow Invitational hosted by Siena Heights University.
The Golden Eagles did well in the field events. Brittany Green won the long jump with a national qualifying leap of 18-7.25 while Lindsay Lipa's third place mark of 18-1 bettered the NAIA provisional qualifying standard. Lipa also won the triple jump, going 34-10.25. Tess Odegard also picked up an automatic qualifying mark in the high jump, clearing 5-6 for second place. Green ended her day placing third in the javelin, throwing 96-0.
On the track, a brisk headwind on the homestretch slowed times a bit, but didn't prevent the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Lipa, Anita Souza, Rachel Skinner and Green from winning in 50.03. Souza was also the top finisher in the 100 meter hurdle prelims, running 15.25. She took second in the final in 15.43. Lyndee Sayers ran a new best in the 400 meter hurdles taking third in 1:08.07.
In the distance events, CallyAnne Wyma placed second in the 10,000 meters with a PR 41:21.15 and Kayla Ovokaitys finished fourth in 42:34.06. Julie Oosterhouse finished third in the 800 meters running 2:16.97.
Lipa, Sayers, Souza and Larissa Hampton concluded the day winning the 4 x 400 meter relay in 3:58.75.