MUNCIE, Ind. - - The Ball State outdoor track & field team scored 14 event wins in a 290-168 victory over IPFW in the third annual Cardinal Invitational Friday afternoon at University Track in the Briner Sports Complex.
Junior Haley Austin (Avon, Ind./Avon) posted the Cardinals’ second Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championship automatic qualifying mark of the season, winning the high jump by successfully clearing the bar at a career-high 1.70m.
Junior Christina Crawford (Belleville, Mich./Romulus) turned in a career-best long jump of 5.95m, which betters her previous career-best effort and MAC automatic qualifying mark of 5.93m set at the season-opening USF Bulls Invitational. Crawford also win the 100m dash with a career-best time of 12.38, while placing second in the 200m dash with a career-best clocking of 26.06.
Redshirt junior sprinter Hannah Lange (Martinsville, Ind./Martinsville) also picked up a pair of individual victories at the meet, taking top billing in both the 200m dash (25.33) and 400m dash (58.64) for the second straight weekend.
Crawford and Lange combined to run two of the four legs of the first-place 4x100m relay which crossed the finish line in 48.35. Lange also ran anchor for the first-place 4x400m relay which posted a time of 4:01.67.
Overall, Ball State’s student-athletes posted 29 career-best efforts at the Ball State Invitational.
The Ball State outdoor track & field team returns to action next Friday, when it opens action in the two-day Jesse Owens Invitational hosted by Ohio State.
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Ball State Individual Results at the Cardinal Invitational
100m Dash (11.95 – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
1st - Christina Crawford - 12.38 (CB)
2nd - Rebecca Lomax - 12.80
3rd - Christa Hammond - 12.81 (CB)
4th - Zenée Gadson - 13.01 (CB)
5th - Gabrielle Perryman - 13.05 (CB)
200m Dash (24.45 – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
1st - Hannah Lange - 25.33
2nd - Christina Crawford - 26.06 (CB)
3rd - Ariel Hune - 26.18 (CB)
5th - Christa Hammond - 26.55 (CB)
1500m Run (4:33.55 – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
2nd - Madelyn Webster - 4:44.35 (CB)
3rd - Jordan Timmons - 4:57.68 (CB)
5th - Jordan Jenkins - 5:22.45 (CB)
DNF - Danielle Dahl
100m Hurdles (14.18 – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
1st - Olivia Ashba - 15.25 (CB)
2nd - Kassidy Swenson - 15.28 (CB)
3rd - Makelle Skelton - 15.85 (CB)
4th - Becca Kropf - 16.16
5th - Natalia Boykin - 16.63 (CB)
400m Hurdles (1:02.17 – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
1st - Becca Kropf - 1:04.11
2nd - Olivia Ashba - 1:05.26
3rd - Makelle Skelton - 1:05.50
4th - Kassidy Swenson - 1:05.93
6th - Natalia Boykin - 1:07.38 (CB)
Pole Vault (3.70m – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
T-1st - Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 3.37m
T-1st - Elizabeth Eversole - 3.37m (CB)
3rd - Rachael Walker - 3.22m (CB)
T-4th - Becca Carpenter - 2.77m (CB)
Long Jump (5.82m – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
1st - Christina Crawford - 5.95m (CB & MAC Outdoor Auto Qualifying Mark)
2nd - Makelle Skelton - 5.52m (CB)
3rd - Hannah Lange - 4.96m (CB)
Shot Put (14.55m – MAC Outdoor Championships Auto Qualifying Standard)
2nd - Michaela Hull - 11.97m
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