Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, Apr. 17, 2010
(Ypsilanti, Mich.) While windy conditions are
typical in Michigan during March and April, the constant and chilly gusts
turned the Eastern Michigan University Invitational into a contest of finding
shelter between events.
Cornerstone's women managed to do well in several
events, though. Friday evening Melissa Sawicki executed her race plan
perfectly, drafting through three laps of her heat in the 1500, then covering
the final 400 meters in 1:17 to finish in a personal best 5:01.98 and 19th
in the field of 35.
As night fell, so did the temperature, but not the
wind. Three women cleared 11' in the pole vault before conditions got the best
of them. Brand Hagan was one of the three and took third based on misses.
Kayla Wilson took advantage of the tailwind on the
long jump runway to go 17' 8" for third place. Kay-De Vaughn took third in the
triple jump with a mark of 35' 3.75".