(Ann Arbor, Mich.) Senior, Brandi Harr competed well with the NCAA Division I competition at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan.
The team captain from Grand Rapids tied for third with a season best clearance in the pole vault of 11' 7.75" and improved her automatic mark for the NAIA Indoor National meet. Harr was the only NAIA athlete in the field of 13 women from six NCAA Division I programs.
Immediately after the pole vault, Harr lined up for the 60 meter hurdles. As she approached the first barrier, Amber Smith of Michigan struck the hurdle in the lane next to Brandi, sending it cartwheeling across the track and striking Harr just above the right knee, causing her to land hard. Both women were up quickly. Brandi stepped over the next hurdle then walked off the track with a sizeable bump on her leg, but no other damage.
Two Golden Eagles ran personal bests. Katie Allers improved her 400 time to 65.28, taking second in her heat. Liz Baller shaved just over one-tenth of a second off her 800 best clocking 2:30.87.