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Travel Problems Force Track & Field To Miss Meet

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: January 11, 2013
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - Due to transportation issues, the Ball State indoor track & field team was unable to participate in today's BGSU Opener.

   The Cardinals will return to action Jan. 18-19, when they travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the Gladstine Invitational.



   MUNCIE, Ind. - - After a little over a month since opening the 2012-13 season at the Hoosier Open (Dec. 7), the Ball State indoor track & field team returns to action Saturday when it travels to Bowling Green, Ohio, for the 2013 BGSU Opener at the Perry Field House.

   Competition in the field events gets underway at 11 a.m., while track events are slated to start at noon. Joining the Cardinals and Falcons in the meet are MAC foes Western Michigan and Toledo as well as non-conference opponents Dayton and IPFW. A live stats link will be provided shortly before

   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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