(Geneva, Ohio) After
ten years in Johnson City, TN, the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National
Championship meet moves to Geneva, OH for 2011. The Cornerstone T&F teams
competed in the GaREAT Collegiate Open hosted at the new Nationals venue and
came away with four national qualifying performances and six personal bests.
The women's distance medley relay got things started on
Friday night by running the second fastest time in school history. Audry Yonge,
Amy Boyer, Julia Contreras and Jill Louisignau combined for a time of 12:30.84
Saturday morning, Kelly Peterson replaced Boyer in the
quartet for the 4 x 800 meter relay with nearly the same result, another third
place finish. Their time of 9:51.39 was two seconds under the NAIA provisional
Brandi Harr won the pole vault in a season best clearance of
11' 11.75" and improved her spot on the NAIA list.
Amy Boyer also improved her standing on the NAIA list with
her 9.08 clocking to take fifth in the 60 meter hurdle finals.
Lauren Pierce lowered her best time in the 400 meters to
61.26 taking second in her heat out of 82 competitors.
Peterson also ran the open 800 setting a new indoor PR
2:24.86. In the previous heat, Katie Allers took fourth also running a new best
In the 3,000 meters Louisignau and Yonge competed very well
in their third races of the weekend. Jill took 20 seconds off her PR, running
just 5 seconds off the freshman record in 10:44.01. Audry's 11:02.61 was a
personal best by eight seconds and Mindy Lewis chopped 51 seconds off her
previous best with an 11:09.52.
The 4 x 4 squad of Peirce, Boyer, Chelsea Bischer and
Peterson combined for a season best 4:08.31.