(Geneva, Ohio) Cornerstone women spent the second day of the NAIA Indoor
National Championships setting school records and claiming All-America plaques.
led off the day in the 3,000 meter race walk. The senior led
early then held on to third in 14:32.13 for her highest ever nationals finish.
She also becomes the first Cornerstone athlete to earn All-America honors four
times in the same event. Monica Lawrence
took eleventh in a personal best
breezed through the prelims in the 60 hurdles taking third in her
heat in 9.06. In the semi-finals she clipped the second hurdle and finished
seventh in 9.18 Disappointed at not making finals she changed from her sprint
spikes to her jump spikes and went to warm up for the pole vault.
Boyer and Brandi Harr
breezed through the first two heights of 11' 3" and
11' 9" with Harr having just one miss at. At 12' 2.75" each need two
attempts but made the height. The bar moved to 12' 8.75" and Harr's first
attempt was a good one, but dislodged the the crossbar. Boyer also missed her
first attempt. Both missed on the second attempt. Boyer was slow to get out of
the landing pit, having bit her tongue rather severely. After filling several
gauze pads with blood and clearly annoyed, she headed back to the runway. In
the mean time, Harr's final attempt was not successful. The senior finished in
a tie for fourth, making her the second Golden Eagle to earn All-America honors
four times in the same event. Boyer rinsed out her mouth, grabbed her pole and
charged into her last attempt at 12' 8.75", got a good plant, a good turn
in the air and a push off the top of the pole. She barely brushed the bar on
the way down and after a slight shiver, it stayed on the pegs. A jubilant Boyer
bounced out of the pit arms raised, celebrating her school record. By the time
the bar moved to 13' 2.5" Amy didn't have the pole or the legs to get over
and went out with three misses. Her efforts yielded a third place finish and
her second All-America plaque of the meet.
Cornerstone finished the day with sixteen points putting them in third place
with one day of competition remaining.