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T&F Wins Nine Events At Polar Bear Invite
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   MARION, Ind. - - The Ball State women’s track and field team opened its 2013 outdoor campaign by scoring nine first-place finishes at the Polar Bear Invitational hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University Saturday.

   In addition to the nine individual event victories, the meet was scored between Ball State (331) and limited competitors from IUPUI (65) and several unattached entrants (40).

   Other teams competing in the meet, but not scored were host IWU, Adrian, Albion, Grace, Goshen, Hillsdale, Huntington and St. Francis (Ind.).

   Sophomore Hannah Ciasto-Poor successfully defended her individual title from last year’s Polar Bear Invitational in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10-5.50/3.19m.

   In her first meet since the 2012 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships, senior sprinter Janae Taylor took the top spot in the 100m dash with a time of 12.58. She also finished second in the 200m dash, an event she won at last year’s meet, with a time of 25.94.

   Freshman Danielle Dahl would take home top honors in the 800m run with a time of 2:22.26, while also placing 12th in the 1500m run at 5:10.65.

   Sophomore Courtney Edon win the 5000m run, crossing the finish line in 17:57.21, while senior Allison Blanck win the 10,000m run in 38:55.30.

   In the hurdles, freshman Becca Kropf won the 400m event in 1:08.63, while placing second in the 100m event at 16:09.

   Going back to the field events, sophomore Haley Austin took top billing in the high jump by clearing 5-3.75/1.62m.

   Sophomore Christina Crawford added a win in the long jump at 17-1.25/5.21m, while freshman Michaela Hull rounds out BSU’s event winners by placing first in the discus at 139-6 (42.51m).

   The Ball State outdoor track & field team is scheduled to return to action Friday, when it travels to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Poehlein Invitational hosted by Purdue.

Ball State Individual Results at the Polar Bear Invitational

100m Dash
1. Janae Taylor - 12.58
2. Jordan McMillan - 13.00
16. Christina Crawford - 14.89

200m Dash
2. Janae Taylor - 25.94
5. Katie Behrendt - 27.00
9. Jordan McMillan - 27.22
21. Jordan Jenkins - 28.28
22. Haley Austin - 28.33

400m Dash
3. Katie Behrendt - 1:01.41
7. Emilee Zets - 1:03.07
10. Jordan Jenkins - 1:04.85
11. Ashley Schmidgall - 1:06.35

800m Run
1. Danielle Dahl - 2:22.26
2. Emilee Zets - 2:22.82
25. Denise Blankenberger - 2:46.12

1500m Run
12. Danielle Dahl - 5:10.65

5000m Run
1. Courtney Edon - 17:57.21
2. Katelyn DeVries - 18:05.95
14. Esther Tirado - 18:55.02
18. Caitlynn Edon - 19:19.85

10,000m Run
1. Allison Blanck - 38:55.30
3. Kelly Swift - 41:08.16

100m Hurdles
2. Becca Kropf - 16:09
6. Jazmine Gray - 16.82

400m Hurdles
1. Becca Kropf - 1:08.63
3. Lindsay Wallace - 1:11.85
5. Jazmine Gray - 1:18.82

4x100m Relay
2. Ball State - 50.03

4x400m Relay
3. Ball State A - 4:17.42
6. Ball State B - 4:21.30

High Jump
1. Haley Austin - 5-3.75 (1.62m)

Pole Vault
1. Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 10-5.50 (3.19m)

Long Jump
1. Christina Crawford - 17-1.25 (5.21m)

Triple Jump
2. Alyssa Hurlburt - 34-5.50 (10.50m)

Shot Put
3. Michaela Hull - 40-10.50 (12.46m)

Discus
1. Michaela Hull - 139-6 (42.51m)
2. Erin Walker - 136-5.25 (41.58m)
7. Marie Lumpkin - 123-10 (37.74m)
11. Melissa Melgarez - 110-2.75 (33.59m)

Hammer Throw
4. Marie Lumpkin - 148-8.25 (45.31m)
6. Erin Walker - 142-1.75 (43.32m)
11. Jorden Traver - 128-10 (39.26m)

Javelin
2. Jorden Traver - 102-5.50 (31.22m)
13. Erin Walker - 73-0.25 (22.25m)

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