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Track & Field Off To Hoosier Hills Invitational

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Release: February 07, 2013
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - The Ball State indoor track & field team continues its run towards the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships this weekend when it heads to Bloomington, Ind., for the Hoosier Hills Invitational which runs this Friday & Saturday.

   Action in the two-day meet gets underway at 5 p.m. Friday with the women's long jump and 60m hurdles prelims. Saturday's events open at 10:30 a.m. with the finals in the 60m hurdles.

   So far this season, Ball State's student-athletes have combined to post 44 career-best marks through the first five meets and are poised to continue their stellar efforts this weekend. With qualifying standards in place for this year's MAC Championships, two Cardinals have already locked up slots in the league's premier event.

   Senior MaryKate Mellen has earned a spot in the league meet in the mile run with her career-best time of 4:54.50 last weekend, and is poised to qualify in the 5000m run ranking 13th in the MAC.

   Freshman Katelyn DeVries has also posted a MAC automatic qualifying mark in the 5000m run with her career-best clocking of 17:30.74 in January.

   Sophomore Hannah Ciasto-Poor and freshman Zenée Gadson are also poised to qualify for the meet, ranking 17th in the pole vault and 11th in the triple jump, respectively, in the league.

   On Friday, Feb. 15, Ball State fans can catch a glimpse of their Cardinals at home, when Ball State Track & Field hosts the Ball State Quadrangular in the Field Sports Building beginning at 5 p.m.

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

60m Dash (7.66 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Christa Hammond - 8:01 on 1/26/13*
Zenée Gadson - 8.02 on 12/7/12*
Jordan McMillan - 8.04 on 2/2/13*

60m Hurdles (8.72 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Jazmine Gray - 9.76 on 2/2/13*
Lindsay Wallace - 9.77 on 12/7/12*

200m Dash (24.78 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Christa Hammond - 26.41 on 1/26/13*
Jordan McMillan - 26.87 on 2/2/13 (CB is 26.01 on 2/24/12)
Becca Kropf - 27.86 on 2/2/13*
Jazmine Gray- 29.23 on 1/26/13*

400m Dash (56.61 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Hannah Lange - 58.49 on 1/18/13*
Katie Behrendt - 1:01.47 on 1/26/13*
Becca Kropf - 1:02.35 on 2/2/13*
Lindsay Wallace- 1:02.57 on 1/26/13*
Denise Blankenberger - 1:06.67 on 2/2/13*
Jordan Jenkins - 1:07.59 on 2/2/13*

800m Run (2:13.37 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
MaryKate Mellen - 2:16.56 on 1/18/13*
Emilee Zets - 2:20.13 on 2/1/13*
Danielle Dahl - 2:20.37 on 1/19/13*
Katelyn DeVries- 2:22.15 on 1/26/13*
Lindsay Wallace - 2:36.30 on 12/8/12 (CB is 2:31.37 on 2/24/12)

Mile Run (4:57.92 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
MaryKate Mellen - 4:54.50 on 2/1/13*
Katelyn DeVries- 5:11.25 on 1/26/13*
Courtney Edon - 5:14.79 on 1/26/13*
Emilee Zets- 5:20.46 on 1/26/13*
Caitlynn Edon- 5:20.79 on 1/26/13*
Esther Tirado - 5:27.69 on 2/2/13*
Allison Blanck - 5:34.05 on 2/2/13*
Kelly Swift - 5:40.60 on 2/2/13*

3000m Run (9:57.02 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Courtney Edon - 10:12.95 on 1/18/13*
Caitlynn Edon - 10:23.38 on 1/18/13*
MaryKate Mellen- 10:26.89 on 1/26/13* (ties CB)
Katelyn DeVries - 10:38.00 on 12/7/12*

5000m Run (17:33.47 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Katelyn DeVries - 17:30.74 on 1/18/13*
MaryKate Mellen - 17:40.89 on 1/18/13*
Allison Blanck- 18:57.13 on 1/26/13 (CB is 17:54.43 on 1/21/12)
Esther Tirado - 19:19.83 on 1/26/13*
Kelly Swift - 19:27.20 on 12/7/12*

4x400m Relay
Katie Behrendt, Becca Kropf, Lindsay Wallace, Hannah Lange - 4:03.41 on 1/19/13
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

Distance Medley Relay
Katelyn DeVries, Emilee Zets, Courtney Edon, MaryKate Mellen - 12:26.83 on 1/26/13

Weight Throw (17.26m/56-4.75) - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Marie Lumpkin - 15.15m/49-8.5 on 1/26/13*
Jorden Traver - 14.84m/48-8.25 on 1/26/13*
Erin Walker - 14.14m/46-4.75 on 1/26/13 (CB is 14.63m/48-0 on 2/25/12)
Lywanna Melvin - 12.88m/42-3.25 on 2/2/13 (CB is 15.35m/50-4.5 on 2/18/11)
Michaela Hull - 12.70m/41-8 on 2/2/13*

Shot Put (14.42m/47-3.75 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Melissa Melgarez - 12.96m/42-6.25 on 1/26/13 (CB is 13.59m/44-7 on 1/14/12)
Michaela Hull - 12.92m/42-4.75 on 2/2/13*
Erin Walker - 11.19m/36-8.50 on 12/7/12*
Marie Lumpkin - 11.11m/36-5-5 on 1/18/13*
Lindsay Wallace - 8.82m/28-11.25 on 12/8/12*

Pole Vault (3.71m/12-2 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 3.50m/ 11-5.75 on 2/2/13*

Triple Jump (11.74m/38-6.5 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Zenée Gadson - 11.39m/37-4.5 on 1/26/13*
Alyssa Hurlburt - 10.37m/34-0.25 on 2/2/13 (CB is 10.93m/35-10.5 on 2/17/12)

High Jump (1.68m/5-6 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Haley Austin - 1.63m/5-4.25 on 1/18/13 (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 Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Zenée Gadson - 5.17m/16-11.5 on 1/26/13*
Alyssa Hurlburt- 5.12m/16-9.75 on 1/26/13 (CB is 5.19m/17-0.5 on 2/17/12)
Lindsay Wallace - 4.59m/15-0 on 12/8/12 (CB is 4.95m/15-9.75 on 2/24/12)

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