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(Adrian, Mich.) The windy conditions at the Adrian College All-American Invite slowed the sprint races, but had no negative effect on the Cornerstone jumpers.
In the high jump, Katie Vaughn cleared a personal best 5' 5", matching the NAIA provisional standard. Amy Boyer took second, tying her PR of 5' 3".
Vaughn hit a season best and NAIA automatic distance of 37' 8" in the triple jump. Becky Boblett was third with a mark of 31' 1.25".
Boyer moved from high jump to pole vault where she won with a clearance of 10' 11.75". Amy fought the headwind over the final 100 meters of the 400 hurdles to hold off Kaitlin DeBruin of Spring Arbor for the win in 1:07.86 to 1:08.85. Boyer finished her day in the field events taking third in the javelin with a throw of 84' 1".
Melissa Sawicki led the opening lap of the mile, taking the brunt of the wind with the pack drafting close behind. On the final circuit Brittni Hutton of Oakland Community out kicked unattached runner Sarah Ksabian-Larson in 5:27.74. Janelle Lindman was a close third in 5:30.84 with Sawicki holding on for fourth in 5:34.49.
The 800 meters began slowly with the top six bunched together through 400 meters in 1:11. Andi Ripley shot to the lead at the bell and was ten meters clear before Aquinas' Caitlyn Bonney could respond. While the field strung out on the backstretch, Ripley extended her lead. A 66 second final lap gave Andi the win in a NAIA provisional qualifying time of 2:17.45. Kelly Peterson almost caught Bonney with her final circuit in 66 seconds, taking third in 2:20.83 to the Aquinas runner's 2:20.57. Freshman, Julia Contreras was sixth in a PR 2:23.63.
The 4 x 400 relay team of Kayla Wilson, Boyer, Emma Ordway and Peterson took second to WHAC rivals Siena Heights, 4:10.02 to the Saints' 4:06.94.