Ohio) On the opening day of competition
in the 31st
Annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field National
Championships, Cornerstone women competed in three events.
stayed busy the entire day competing in the pentathlon. In the first event, also her best, the 60
meter hurdles, Amy ran 8.97 which was good fifth of the field of 16 and worth
916 points. In the high jump the senior from Phoenix, AZ cleared 5' .5" for 666
points before moving to shot put. Her 31'' 11.25" effort added 512 points.
person best of 17' 2" in the long jump, Boyer headed into the final event in
seventh place. To move into sixth she
needed to finish at least 23 seconds ahead of Milika Tuivanuavou of Fresno
Pacific. Since Tuivanuavou is not a strong 800 meter runner and Boyer is, Amy
attacked the first 200 meters in 33.6 and passed halfway in 1:10.8 with a ten
second lead over the Fresno Pacific competitor.
Boyer pressed all the way to the finish earning a new personal best of
2:23.80, worth 773 more points for a total of 3490. Tuivanuavou faded to 2:56.77 giving Boyer a
margin of over 30 seconds and moving her into sixth place for the final
Miller of Biola successfully defended her 2010 title with a meet record score
of 4032. Boyer broke her own school record adding 22 points to the previous
In the relay
semi-finals, CU's distance medley of Audry Yonge, Lauren Pierce, Julia
Contreras and Jill Louisignau took 22nd in the field of 32 runnin
12:39.44. The 4 x 800 squad of Kelly Peterson, Liz Baller, Katie Allers and
Mindy Lewis ran 9:57.68 for 19th.