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T&F Heads Back To Bloomington For Gladstein Invite

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: January 17, 2013
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - The Ball State indoor track & field team travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the second time this season when it competes in this weekend's Gladstein Invitational at Indiana's Gladstein Fieldhouse.

   The two-day meet is scheduled to begin Friday at noon with competition in the multi-events. Individual track & field events are slated to begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Action for the BSU squad picks back up at 11 a.m. Saturday beginning with finals in the weight throw and 200m dash.

      In its 2012-13 season debut, the Ball State indoor track & field team scored 12 top-five efforts at the Hoosier Open hosted by Indiana. Senior MaryKate Mellen led the way for the Cardinals by kicking off the season with a first-place showing in the 5000m run open race with a career-fast time of 17:41.81. She also placed third in the mile with a time of 5:06.06.

   In addition to the team's top-five performances, Ball State's student-athlete were able to post 17 career-best efforts in the opening meet of the season. Below is a complete list of Ball State's top performances this season.

Ball State's 2012-13 Season-Best Efforts (MAC Championship Events Only)

60m Dash (7.66 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Zenée Gadson - 8.02 on 12/7/12*
Jordan McMillan - 8.05 on 12/7/12*
Christa Hammond - 8:18 on 12/7/12*

60m Hurdles (8.72 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Lindsay Wallace - 9.77 on 12/7/12*
Jazmine Gray - 10.08 on 12/7/12 (CB is 9.79 on 1/28/12)

200m Dash (24.78 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
No Times Yet This Season

400m Dash (56.61 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
No Times Yet This Season

800m Run (2:13.37 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Lindsay Wallace - 2:36.30 on 12/8/12 (CB is 2:31.37 on 2/24/12)

Mile Run (4:57.92 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
MaryKate Mellen - 5:06.06 on 12/7/12 (CB is 4:57.50 on 2/25/12)
Courtney Edon - 5:14.99 on 12/7/12*
Esther Tirado - 5:30.12 on 12/7/12*

3000m Run (9:57.02 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Courtney Edon - 10:31.90 on 12/7/12 (CB is 10:22.57 on 2/25/12)
Katelyn DeVries - 10:38.00 on 12/7/12*
Caitlynn Edon - 10:45.42 on 12/7/12 (CB is 10:35.71 on 2/11/12)

5000m Run (17:33.47 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
MaryKate Mellen - 17:41.84 on 12/7/12*
Kelly Swift - 19:27.20 on 12/7/12*
Esther Tirado - 19:52.47 on 12/7/12*

4x400m Relay
Danielle Dahl, Emilee Zets, Christa Hammond, Lindsay Wallace - 4:06.91 on 12/7/12
Hannah Lange, Katie Behrendt, Becca Kropf, Ashley Schmidgall - 4:11.31 on 12/7/12

Weight Throw (17.26m/56-4.75) - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Marie Lumpkin - 14.15m/46-5.25 on 12/7/12*
Jorden Traver - 14.12m/46-4 on 12/7/12 (CB is 14.13m/46-4.25 on 2/17/12)
Erin Walker - 13.92m/45-8 on 12/7/12 (CB is 14.63m/48-0 on 2/25/12)
Michaela Hull - 11.76m/38-7 on 12/7/12*

Shot Put (14.42m/47-3.75 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Melissa Melgarez - 12.89m/42-3.50 on 12/7/12 (CB is 13.59m/44-7 on 1/14/12)
Michaela Hull - 12.73m/41-9.25 on 12/7/12*
Erin Walker - 11.19m/36-8.50 on 12/7/12*
Marie Lumpkin - 11.03m/36-2.25 on 12/7/12*
Lindsay Wallace - 8.82m/28-11.25 on 12/8/12*

Pole Vault (3.71m/12-2 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Hannah Ciasto-Poor - NH on 12/7/12 (CB is 3.28m/10-9 on 2/17/12)

Triple Jump (11.74m/38-6.5 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Zenée Gadson - 10.66m/34-11.75 on 12/7/12*
Alyssa Hurlburt - 10.23m/33-6.75 on 12/7/12 (CB is 10.93m/35-10.5 on 2/17/12)

High Jump (1.68m/5-6 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Haley Austin - 1.55m/5-1 on 12/7/12 (CB is 1.70m/5-7 on 2/17/12)
Lindsay Wallace - 1.43m/4-8.25 on 12/8/12 (CB is 1.45m/4-9 on 2/24/12)

Long Jump (5.75m/18-10.5 - MAC Qualifying Mark)
Lindsay Wallace - 4.59m/15-0 on 12/8/12 (CB is 4.95m/15-9.75 on 2/24/12)

Lindsay Wallace - 2729 pts on 12/8/12 (CB is 2874 on 2/24/12)

Note: * = Career-Best Performance
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