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(Saginaw, Mich.) The Cornerstone University Women's Track & Field team began the indoor season at the Saginaw Valley State Holiday Classic. The talented freshmen class proved they are ready for collegiate competition with some excellent first-meet results.
In her first meet as a Golden Eagle, Brittany Green broke the freshman record, taking second in the long jump. Green's mark of 17'4.25" bettered the old record of 16' 8.75" by Abby Benthem set in 2003.
Haley Russell took down both the freshman and school records in the shot put. On her fifth attempt, Russell's throw measured 39' 7.25" taking out Erin Swinger's freshman mark of 37' 10" set last season and Vicki Wittingen's school record of 39' 2.75" from 2005. On her next attempt, Haley broke her own records finishing seventh in the field at 39' 8.5". Russell also took fifth in the 20 pound weight throw with a toss of 41' 2".
Freshman, Lindsay Lipa placed fourth in the 200 meters running 27.24.
Upperclassmen also turned in notable performances. Sophomore, Liz Baller took fourth in the 800 meters in a personal best 2:26.28, just ahead of junior, Julia Contreras' 2:26.29.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Baller, Lipa, Contreras and senior, Lauren Pierce placed third behind Lake Superior State and host, SVSU in 4:13.18.