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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - After an extra week off thanks to mother nature, the Ball State outdoor track & field team is looking forward to the warmer temperatures and sunny skies forecasted for this weekend Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.

   The Cardinals were scheduled to compete in the Mike Poehlein Invitational last weekend, but it was cancelled due to a winter storm which rolled through at the beginning of the week and cold temperatures forecasted for meet day. The weekend before, the Cardinals opened the outdoor season in the fittingly named Polar Bear Invitational hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University on another cold, windy day.

   This weekend, however, the temperature is slated to be in the mid-50’s with lots of sunshine when the Miami Invitational gets underway at 2 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s forecast looks even better with temperatures forecasted to be in the mid-60’s with more sunshine.

   Those conditions should help the Cardinals as they compete against runners, jumpers and throwers from at least 15 different schools slated to participate in the meet.

   At last season’s Miami Invitational, the Cardinals placed seventh out of the 18 women’s squads which competed.

   Sophomore Haley Austin is BSU’s top returning performer from last season’s Miami Invitational in which she placed second in the high jump by successfully clearing 5-5.75/1.67m. This season, Austin enters the meet ranked 12th in the Mid-American Conference with her jump of 5-3.75/1.62m at the Polar Bear Invitational.

   Below is a complete list of Ball State’s top individual performances so far this outdoor season.

Ball State’s Top Individual Performances of the 2013 Outdoor Season

100m Dash
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 11.95
            School Record: 11.08 by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
1. Janae Taylor - 12.58 on 3/23/13 (CB is 11.88 on 5/15/09)
2. Jordan McMillan - 13.00 on 3/23/13 (CB is 12.54 on 4/14/12)
3. Christina Crawford - 14.89 on 3/23/13 (CB is 12.94 on 4/7/12)

200m Dash
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 24.45
            School Record: 22.29 by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
1. Janae Taylor - 25.94 on 3/23/13 (CB is 24.45 on 5/15/09)
2. Katie Behrendt - 27.00 on 3/23/13 (CB is 27.30 on 3/24/12)
3. Jordan McMillan- 27.22 on 3/23/13 (CB is 25.38 on 4/21/12)
4. Jordan Jenkins - 28.28 on 3/23/13
5. Haley Austin - 28.33 on 3/23/13 (CB is 29.23 on 3/24/12)

400m Dash
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 56.05
            School Record: 53.68 by Yvonne Ferguson in 2006
1. Katie Behrendt - 1:01.41 on 3/23/13 (CB is 1:00.81 on 4/7/12)
2. Emilee Zets - 1:03.07 on 3/23/13 (CB is 1:02.75 on 3/24/12)
3. Jordan Jenkins - 1:04.85 on 3/23/13
4. Ashley Schmidgall - 1:06.35 on 3/23/13

800m Run
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 2:12.06
            School Record: 2:06.40 by Angie Stewart in 1997
1. Danielle Dahl - 2:22.26 on 3/23/13
2. Emilee Zets - 2:22.82 on 3/23/13 (CB is 2:18.48 on 5/11/12)
3. Denise Blankenberger - 2:46.12 on 3/23/13

1500m Run
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 4:33.55
            School Record: 4:25.67 by Katie Nowak in 2002
1. Danielle Dahl - 5:10.65 on 3/23/13

5000m Run
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 17:14.17
            School Record: 16:15.29 by Katie Nowak in 2003
1. Courtney Edon- 17:57.21 on 3/23/13 (CB is 18:57.65 on 4/28/12)
2. Katelyn DeVries - 18:05.95 on 3/23/13
3. Esther Tirado- 18:55.02 on 3/23/13 (CB is 18:39.52 on 3/31/12)
4. Caitlynn Edon- 19:19.85 on 3/23/13 (CB is 18:09.10 on 4/28/12)

10,000m Run
            School Record: 33:54.66 by Jill Scully in 2006
1. Allison Blanck - 38:55.30 on 3/23/13 (CB is 38:54.02 on 3/24/12)
2. Kelly Swift - 41:08.16 on 3/23/13

100m Hurdles
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 14.18
            School Record: 13.18 by Amber Williams in 2007
1. Becca Kropf - 16:09 on 3/23/13
2. Jazmine Gray - 16.82 on 3/23/13

400m Hurdles
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 1:02.17
            School Record: 57.82 by Linise Gordon in 2000
1. Becca Kropf - 1:08.63 on 3/23/13
2. Lindsay Wallace - 1:11.85 on 3/23/13
3. Jazmine Gray - 1:18.82 on 3/23/13

4x100m Relay
1. Ball State - 50.03 on 3/23/13

4x400m Relay
1. Ball State A - 4:17.42 on 3/23/13

High Jump
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 5'06"/ 1.68m
            School Record: 6-0.5/ 1.84m by Bonita Harrington in 1984
1. Haley Austin: 5-3.75/ 1.62m on 3/23/13 (CB is 5'5.75"/1.67m on 4/7/12)

Long Jump
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 19'01"/ 5.82m
            School Record: 21-8/ 6.60m by Patricia Soman in 2003
1. Christina Crawford: 17-1.25/ 5.21m on 3/23/13 (CB is 17'-10.5"/5.45m on 5/4/12)

Triple Jump
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 38'07.50"/ 11.77m
            School Record: 44-0.75/ 13.43m by Patricia Soman in 2003
1. Alyssa Hurlburt: 34-5.50/ 10.50m on 3/23/13 (CB is 35'-0.25"/10.67m on 3/31/12)

Shot Put
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 47'09"/ 14.55m
            School Record: 48-2/ 14.68m by Gena Rusch in 1991
1. Michaela Hull: 40-10.50/ 12.46m on 3/23/13

Hammer Throw
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 175'11"/ 53.63m
            School Record: 184-10/ 56.33m by Sarah Martin in 2001
1. Marie Lumpkin - 148-8.25 (45.31m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 163'-7"/49.86m on 5/4/12)
2. Erin Walker - 142-1.75 (43.32m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 148'-5"/45.24m on 5/11-13/12)
3. Jorden Traver - 128-10 (39.26m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 147'-10"/45.07m on 5/10/12)

Discus
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 153'00"/ 46.65m
            School Record: 156-11/ 47.82m by Christy Richhart in 1995
1. Michaela Hull - 139-6 (42.51m) on 3/23/13
2. Erin Walker - 136-5.25 (41.58m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 150'-0"/45.71m on 4/14/12)
3. Marie Lumpkin - 123-10 (37.74m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 128'-8"/39.23m on 3/24/12)
4. Melissa Melgarez - 110-2.75 (33.59m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 154'-9"/47.16m on 5/13/11)

Javelin
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 127'09"/ 38.95

            School Record: 140-2.5*/ 42.78m by Kim Woodhouse in 1982
1. Jorden Traver - 102-5.50 (31.22m) on 3/23/13 (CB is 115'-3/35.12m on 5/12/11)
2. Erin Walker - 73-0.25 (22.25m) on 3/23/13
            * = performance with old javelin

Pole Vault
            MAC Qualifying Standard: 12'01.50"/ 3.70m
            School Record: 12-1.5/ 3.69m by Lauren McNichols in 2009
1. Hannah Ciasto-Poor: 10-5.50/ 3.19m on 3/23/13 (CB is 11'-3.75"/3.45m on 3/31/12)

Heptathlon
            School Record: 5,291 by Jennifer McCoy in 2006
None So Far This Season

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