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(Ypsilanti, Mich.) The Cornerstone Women's Track & Field Team arrived at the Eastern Michigan University Invitational tired after a week of two-a-day practices. However, that did not prevent them from picking up two national qualifying performances and two personal bests.
Senior, Amy Boyer started and finished the meet with national qualifying marks. In the opening event, the 60 meter hurdles, Boyer ran 9.25 to take third in her semi-final heat and advance to the finals. Brandi Harr's 9.51 was good for fourth in her heat, but just .01 away from making finals.
Julian Purvis of Michigan took the win in the finals, clocking 8.42 while Boyer took seventh in 9.20, equaling the NAIA automatic qualifying standard.
In the long jump, freshman, Liz Baller extended her personal best to 16' 2.25" in tenth place, one spot behind teammate Lauren Pierce's 16' 3". Pierce also took third in the triple jump with a mark of 32' 7.5".
In her freshman debut, Chelsea Bischer won her heat of the 400 meters. Her time of 1:03.85 was good for eighth overall.
The pole vault competition was just getting started as the running events concluded. Boyer and Hagan finished the day each bettering the NAIA auto height. Amy took fourth with fewer misses and Brandi sixth as both cleared 11' 5/75".
The Golden Eagles compete next at Grand Valley State on January 14.