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(Hillsdale, 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.
Amy Boyer 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.
Lauren Pierce lowered her 200 meter best to 26.62.
Freshman Liz 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.