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(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Senior Amy Boyer took the occasion of her final Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship meet to show why she is one of the best multi-event athletes in the history of the conference. Competing in seven events, Boyer won three, scored in the other four earning both the Performance of the Meet and Performer of the Meet awards.
Amy began the day winning the high jump tying her personal best of 5' 5". From there it was over to the pole vault. Boyer, teammate Brandi Harr and Dina Petridis of Indiana Tech all cleared 11' 9.75" and Harr had the last attempt at next height with a chance to win. When she missed, Petridis and Boyer were tied for first and needed a jump-off to determine the winner. Boyer prevailed then headed to the 100 meter hurdles. Boyer and Tech's Tiffany Aikin raced shoulder to shoulder the entire race. At the end neither knew if she had won. When the results were announced, Boyer had her third victory of the day by just 2/100th of a second. Her time of 14.31 was a PR and improved her position on the NAIA national qualifying list. Harr claimed sixth in 15.68.
In the 400 meter hurdles Boyer and teammate Lauren Pierce finished 3-5. Amy clocked 1:05.79 and Lauren ran a PR of 1:06.76.
Freshman distance runners Jill Louisignau and Mindy Lewis completed well in multiple events. Louisignau earned her first NAIA individual qualifying mark taking second in the steeplechase. Her time of 11:27.96 was just under the school record of 11:28.78 set by Becca Wright in 2008. After taking seventh (5:09.06) behind Audry Yonge's fourth place effort of 5:00.58 in the 1500, Louisignau ran the second fastest time by a CU freshman in the 5,000 meters taking ninth in 19:25.66. Lewis took fourth in the 10,000 meters, clocking 42.14.77 then placed 13th in the 5,000 in 20:31.82.
Boyer completed her individual events with a fifth place effort of 91' 2" in the javelin and a point for sixth in the long jump. Her mark of 16' 1.75" was four inches behind Pierce who took fourth.
Pierce, Chelsea Bischer and Boyer put Cornerstone in good position for Contreras' anchor leg of the 4 x 400. Julia ran down her counterpart from Siena Heights in the final meters giving the Golden Eagles third in 4:07.11.
Indiana Tech won the team title with 189 points ahead of Aquinas at 151, Siena Heights with 105, Cornerstone and Davenport tied at 96 and Concordia scored 3 points.