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Outdoor Track & Field Hosts Bowling Green Saturday

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: April 09, 2012
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MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State outdoor track & field team will host Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green Saturday starting at 11 a.m. from University Track.

The meet begins with the hammer throw at 11 a.m., followed by the pole vault and long jump at 11:30. The track events are set to begin with the 3000m steeplechase at 12:15 p.m., alongside the completion of the field events in the triple jump, high jump and discus at 12:30.

Against the Falcons, head coach Randy Heisler and the Cardinals will celebrate Senior Day with seniors Thekla Lorenz (Hamburg, Germany), Madeline Goheen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and Christine Talhelm (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central).

Ball State's last home outdoor meet was on March 29, 2003 – The Ball State Relays - featuring the Cardinals and the Miami RedHawks. Ball State enters the meet after tallying a seventh-place finish in the 2012 Miami Invitational with 43 points during the two-day event at George L. Rider Track.

The Cardinal’s top event of the final day came in the high jump as sophomore Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport) tallied a leap of 5.75 for first place, while freshman Haley Austin (Avon, Ind./Avon High) posted a second-place height of 5-5.75.

In the sprint events, senior Janae Taylor (Richmond, Ind./Richmond) placed fifth in the 100m dash (12.42) and 12th in the 400m dash (58.30) and junior Judah Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) placed sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 58.30.

Junior MaryKate Mellen (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City) posted two ninth-place performances in the 800m run (2:15.55) and the 1500m run (4:39.88), while freshmen Courtney Edon (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and Caitlynn Edon posted top-10 efforts in the 3000m steeplechase with times of 11:29.45 and 11:53.02, respectively.

In the relay events, Taylor and Lomax combined with freshman Jordan McMillan (Portland, Ind./Jay County) and senior Thekla Lorenz (Hamburg, Germany) on the third-place 4x100m relay (47.29).

In the field events, freshman Hannah Ciasto-Poor (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) placed sixth in the pole vault (11-1.50/3.39m), while junior Melissa Dodaro (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) placed seventh in the discus (146-9) and classmate Jorden Traver (Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) added a sixth-place finish in the javelin (102-11).

Overall, Ball State's student-athletes are ranked in the top-20 in this week's MAC Rankings a total of 20 times.

Ball State vs. Bowling Green Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.

Hammer Throw

11:30 a.m.

Long Jump


Pole Vault

11:45 a.m.



National Anthem

12:05 p.m.

High Jump


Triple Jump



12:30 p.m.



4x100m Relay

12:35 p.m.

1500m Run

12:50 p.m.

100m Hurdles

1:00 p.m.

Burris Grade School 100m

1:10 p.m.

400m Dash

1:15 p.m.

Shot Put

1:20 p.m.

100m Dash

1:30 p.m.

800m Run

1:45 p.m.

400m Hurdles

1:55 p.m.

200m Dash

2:05 p.m.

5000m Run

2:20 p.m.

BSU Senior Recognition

2:30 p.m.

4x400m Relay

Ball State in the MAC Ranking

100m Dash

15th - Janae Taylor (12.30)

400m Dash

18th - Judah Smith (58.30)

800m Run

16th - MaryKate Mellen (2:15.55)

1500m Run

12th - MaryKate Mellen (4:39.88)

5000m Run

12th - Madeline Goheen (17:50.06)

19th - Allison Blanck (18:20.93)

10000m Run

6th - Allison Blanck (38:54.02)

3000m Steeplechase

6th - Courtney Edon (11:29.45)

9th - Caitlynn Edon (11:53.02)

4x100m Relay

8th - Jordan McMillan, Thekla Lorenz, Rebecca Lomax, Janae Taylor (47.29)

4x400m Relay

10th - Janae Taylor, Hannah Lange, Judah Smith, Thekla Lorenz (4:00.94)

High Jump

1st - Rebecca Lomax (5-10 / 1.78m)

4th - Haley Austin (5-5.75 / 1.67m)

Triple Jump

10th - Alyssa Hurlburt (35-0.25 / 10.67m)


6th - Melissa Dodaro (146-9 / 44.73m)

16th - Marie Lumpkin (128-8 / 39.22m)

Hammer Throw

16th - Jorden Traver (146-10 / 44.75m)

20th - Marie Lumpkin (133-10 / 40.79m)

Javelin Throw

9th - Jorden Traver (109-2 / 33.27m)

18th - Tiffany Ray (85-4 / 26.01m)

Shot Put

20th - Melissa Dodaro (39-9.75 / 12.13m)

Pole Vault

12th - Hannah Ciasto-Poor (11-3.75 / 3.45m)

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