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Cornerstone sent athletes to three meets during the last week of qualifying for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for final attempts at qualifying or for a last tune up heading into the end of the season.
Wednesday, May 11 at the Aquinas Twilight Invitational, Brandi Harr won the pole vault competition clearing 12' .5". Lauren Pierce lowered her best time in the 400 meter hurdles to 1:05.92 taking fifth.
Two days later at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College, Pierce ran 1:05.69, her third PR in eight days and less than one second away from the NAIA provisional qualifying mark.
Jill Louisignau waited until after 10 p.m. to get her shot In the 3,000 meter steeplechase. After running a provisional qualifying time the previous week at the WHAC meet, the freshman needed to run two seconds faster to high the automatic qualifying time of 11:25.00. Running the slower of two heats, Jill stayed with the leader through three laps running 1:29 per circuit. Her pace never changed more than four seconds a lap the remainder of the race and she finished third, breaking her school record by nearly ten second with a time of 11:18.36.
Saturday in Goshen, IN, Monica Lawrence broke her freshman record in the 5,000 meter race walk by nearly 30 seconds walking 27:07.04.