Rapids, Mich.) As is usually the case,
the weather at the annual Grand Rapids Open was chilly with a brisk wind
blowing up the backstretch. While not ideal the conditions did not prevent the
Cornerstone women from achieving several outstanding performances.
Boyer and Brandi Harr won their events. Boyer's 15.18 took first in the 100
meters hurdles and Harr's 11' clearance topped the rest of the field in the
pole vault by over two feet.
Lousignau made her debut in the steeplechase. Her 300 meter hurdle experience
in high school prepared her for everything except the water barrier, which
required her to splash in to a pit of very cold water every 400 meters for
seven laps. After a tentative two foot
landing on her first attempt, Jill attached the water jump effectively the rest
of the way. Her fourth place finish time of 11:45.47 gave her the freshman
record, breaking the old mark of 11:52.24 set in 2007 by Andi Owens.
earned fourth in the hammer throw, sending the implement 140' 6". Liz Baller
took fourth in the long jump with a mark of 15' 5.5".