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(Upland, Ind.) With just three meets remaining before the NAIA Indoor National Championships, the Cornerstone Women's Track & Field team added another quartet of qualifying performances at the Taylor Indoor Invitational.
The first item of business was for the 4 x 800 meter relay to improve their provisional qualifying mark from two weeks earlier. Melissa Sawicki, Janey Sluka, Julia Contreras and Andi Ripley easily outpaced runner up Bethel of Indiana by ten seconds to win in 9:39.17. The time was not only seven seconds under the NAIA automatic standard, it was also the third fastest time in CU history.
Next, Kay-De Vaughn finalized her return trip to Johnson City, TN by going 37' 3.25" in the triple jump, earning second place.
Amy Boyer competed in five events to create a pentathlon score. She started by taking second in the high jump (5' 1") then long jumped 15' 7.75" and put the shot 31' 8.75". To complete her day, Boyer ran a personal best 2:27.85 in the 800 meters. Her efforts netted a pentathlon score of 3212, more than enough to compete at nationals.
Other top finishes included a win in the 1,000 meters by Ripley in a season best 2:59.00, runner up placing by Kayla Wilson in the 55 hurdles in an NAIA automatic qualifying time of 8.32, Brandi Hagan in the pole vault (11' 3"), Emma Ordway in the 400 meters (59.97), and the 4 x 400 relay of Wilson, Ordway, Lauren Pierce and Kelly Peterson (4:04.46).