Mich.) The 45th Gina Relays hosted by Hillsdale College coincided
with the first spring-like weather of the outdoor track & field
season. The Cornerstone women responded
with several season best performances.
picked up two personal bests. On Friday night she bettered the NAIA automatic
qualifying standard in the 400 meter hurdles. Her time of 1:03.65 was good for
eighth, just edging out WHAC rival Jess Roodvoets by 1/100th of a
second. Saturday she improved her season best and NAIA automatic time in the
100 meter hurdles placing fifth in 14:51. A 2.1 meters per second tailwind
helped push her to a PR of 25.79 in the 200 meters.
In the pole
vault, Brandi Harr improved her spot on the NAIA nationals list taking fourth,
clearing 12' 1.5". Brandi also set a new best in the 100 hurdles. Her time of
15.29 was good for 13th in the field of 31.
Pierce lowered her 200 meter best to 26.62.
Baller competed in her first heptathlon, taking seventh with 3246 points. Over
the course of the seven events, she set a PR in the javelin of 82' 9" and was
the top finisher in the final event, the 800 meters with a time of 2:34.54.