(Findlay, Ohio) The Golden Eagles travel to Findlay,
Ohio each year at the end of January looking to test their mid season fitness.
The results revealed that Cornerstone's Women's Track & Field team are very
fit as they set fourteen personal bests to go with ten national qualifying
performances, three school records and one freshman record over the two days of
Senior Kayla Wilson got things started in the
pentathlon with a personal best and NAIA provisional 9.35 clocking. She also
cleared 5' 1.75" in the high jump, went 16' 3.25" in the long jump, sent the
shot put 33' 1.25" then ran a personal best 2:22.35 in the 800 meters. Her
final score of 3414 won the competition, added 130 points to her previous best
and broke the school record of 3394 set by Cathi Powell in 2006. Wilson
performance moves her to the top spot in the Pentathlon on the NAIA list.
Brandi Hagan tied for second in the pole vault,
clearing 12' 1.5" inches with Amy Boyer seventh at 11' 1.75".
Friday evening showcased the distance runners. In the
5,000 meters, Janelle Lindman took fourth in 19:05.23 followed by PR's by Nicki
Erler in sixth (19:10.49), and Janey Sluka in tenth (19:45.58).
Next up in the Distance Medley Relay, Melissa
Sawicki, Emma Ordway, Julia Contreras and Andi Ripley combined for the third
fastest time in school history taking third. Their time of 12:33.77 was more
than ten seconds under the NAIA national qualifying standard.
The evening concluded with the 3,000 meter race
walk. Janelle Brown led a 1-2 CU finish reclaiming her school record with in 38
second personal best time of 15:20.50. Katie Malinowski also bettered her
school record set in January by nearly ten seconds with a time of 15:46.90.
Saturday morning, Erin Swinger extended her school
record in the shot put to 37' 10" placing twelfth.
Kelly Peterson took fourth in the 600 meters
breaking the school record of 1:38.57 set by Shannon Bambach in 2005 with a
time of 1:37.90. Her time was also an automatic qualifying mark.
Andi Ripley demolished a strong field in the 1,000
meters winning in 3:00.19 and earning a return trip to the NAIA Indoor National
meet where she was All-American in the event last season.
Melissa Sawicki set a PR in the mile taking ninth in
Doubling off the 5k from the previous night, the distance
women ran equally well in the 3,000 meters. Lindman waited on the back of the
second pack then exploded on the final lap, taking third in a PR 10:50.02.
Erler (PR 11.08.50 / 7th) and Sluka (11:13 / 9th) raced
well and freshman, Audry Yonge was twelfth in a new best time of 11:20.54.
Wilson, Ordway, Boyer and Peterson ended the day
taking sixth in the 4 x 400 relay in 4:09.32.