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Track & Field Hosts Ball State Quadrangular Friday

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Release: February 13, 2013
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State indoor track & field team will compete in its final tune-up before the 2013 Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships Friday, when it hosts the Ball State Quadrangular starting at 5 p.m. in the Field Sports Building.

   In addition to the Cardinals, Northern Illinois, Miami and Western Michigan will compete in the four-team scored event. Scoring will be based on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale, with only two participants from each school able to score in an event. Action in the meet begins with the field events, while running events are slated to start at 6:15 p.m.

   Last season, the Cardinals placed third among the four teams at the meet, while Western Michigan captured its eighth consecutive title in Ball State's annual home meet. Prior to WMU's run of eight-straight wins, the Cardinals were the last team to capture the title during the 2003-04 season.

   Heading into the final meet before the MAC Indoor Championships, Ball State is looking to continue its string of impressive individual performances on its home course as the team's student-athlete make their last push to post automatic qualifying marks for the league' premier event.

   So far this season, senior MaryKate Mellen has qualified for both the mile run (4:54.50) and the 3000m run (9:54.44), while freshman Katelyn DeVries has qualified for the 5000m run (17:30.74).

   With the field per event being limited to 20 participants, several other Cardinals are in the hunt to qualify for the meet. In the high jump, sophomore Haley Austin ranks eighth in the MAC by clearing a height of 1.67m/5-5.75.

   Freshman Zenée Gadson enters the week ranked 11th in the conference in the triple jump (11.39m/37-4.5), while sophomore Hannah Ciasto-Poor is 19th in the pole vault after posting the second-best individual mark in program history (3.50m/11-5.75) in each of her last two meets.

Ball State's Mid-American Conference Indoor Automatic Qualifiers
Mile Run - MaryKate Mellen - 4:54.50 on 2/1/13
3000m Run - MaryKate Mellen - 9:54.44 on 2/8/13
5000m run - Katelyn DeVries - 17:30.74 on 1/18/13

In the hunt to qualify for the MAC Indoor Championships
(MAC Championship Events are limited to 20 athletes per event, unless the number of declared automatic qualifiers exceeds 20)
High Jump - Haley Austin - ranks 8th in the MAC at 1.67m/5-5.75 on 2/8/13
Triple Jump - Zenée Gadson - ranks 11th in the MAC at 11.39m/37-4.5 on 1/26/13
Pole Vault - Hannah Ciasto-Poor - ranks 19th in the MAC at 3.50m/11-5.75 on two occasions
5000m run - MaryKate Mellen - ranks 20th in the MAC at 17:40.89 on 1/18/13
3000m run - Courtney Edon - ranks 21st in the MAC at 10:02.01 on 2/8/13
Shot Put - Melissa Melgarez - ranks 21st in the MAC at 12.96m/42-6.25 on 1/26/13
Triple Jump - Alyssa Hurlburt - ranks 22nd in the MAC at 10.47m/34-4.25 on 2/8/13
Shot Put - Michaela Hull - ranks 22nd in the MAC at 12.92m/42-4.75 on 2/2/13
Weight Throw - Marie Lumpkin - ranks 22nd in the MAC at 15.15m/49-8.5 on 1/26/13
800m run - MaryKate Mellen - ranks 23rd in the MAC at 2:16.56 on 1/18/13
Weight Throw - Jorden Traver - ranks 24th in the MAC at 14.84m/48-8.25 on 1/26/13
Long Jump - Zenée Gadson - ranks 29th in the MAC at 5.17m/16-11.5 on 1/26/13
Weight Throw - Erin Walker - ranks 29th in the MAC at 14.14m/46-4.75 on 1/26/13

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 - 58.12 on 2/8/13*
Christa Hammond - 1:00.14 on 2/8/13
Katie Behrendt - 1:01.47 on 1/26/13*
Jordan McMillan - 1:02.03 on 2/8/13
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*
Danielle Dahl - 2:19.97 on 2/8/13*
Emilee Zets - 2:20.13 on 2/1/13*
Katelyn DeVries - 2:22.15 on 1/26/13*
Caitlynn Edon - 2:22.73 on 2/8/13
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)
MaryKate Mellen- 9:54.44 on 2/8/13*
Courtney Edon - 10:02.01 on 2/8/13*
Caitlynn Edon - 10:23.38 on 1/18/13*
Katelyn DeVries - 10:23.48 on 2/8/13*

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 & 2/8/13*

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 - 10.47m/34-4.25 on 2/8/13 (CB is 10.93m/35-10.5 on 2/17/12)

High Jump (1.68m/5-6 - MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Mark)
Haley Austin - 1.67m/5-5.75 on 2/8/13 (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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