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Janae Taylor earn a pair of runner-up finishes Saturday.
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Track & Field Earns 10 Top 10s At Stan Lyons Invite

   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - - The Ball State outdoor track & field team earned 10 top 10 finishes at the 2011 Stan Lyons Invitational hosted by Butler Saturday at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Track & Field Stadium.

   Redshirt sophomore Janae Taylor (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) was BSU's top performer on the day, racking up a pair of runner-up efforts. She posted a season-best time of 24.96 to place second in the 200m dash, while crossing the finish line in 12.40 to take second in the 100m dash.

   Freshman Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport H.S.) turned in a season-best effort of 5-7 (1.70m) to place third in the high jump, while earning 10th in the 100m dash with a clocking of 12.63.

   Classmate Hannah Lange (Martinsville, Ind./Martinsville H.S.) also scored a pair of top-10 efforts, placing 10th in both the 200m dash (25.89) and the 400m dash (59.14). Her time in the 200m dash was a career-fast effort.

   Junior Christine Talhelm (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central H.S.) turned in her second-straight career-best performance in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:12.00 to place fourth overall.

   Rounding out BSU's top 10 performers were sophomore Judah Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain H.S.) with a fifth-place effort in the 400m dash (57.74) and sophomore MaryKate Mellen (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) with a career-best time of 4:37.39 to place sixth in the 1500m run.

   BSU's sprinters also combined for a third-place showing in the 4x100m relay, clocking in at 47.67.

   The Ball State women's outdoor track & field team will have next weekend off as it prepares for the 2011 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships which take place May 13-14 at Northern Illinois.

Ball State's Individual Results

100m Dash
2nd - Janae Taylor (12.40 w/-3.6)
10th - Rebecca Lomax (12.63 w/-3.1)

200m Dash
2nd - Janae Taylor (24.96 w/-0.4)
10th - Hannah Lange (25.89 w/-0.6)

400m Dash
5th - Judah Smith (57.74)
10th - Hannah Lange (59.14)

800m Run
4th - Christine Talhelm (2:12.00)
16th - Emilee Zets (2:18.89)
18th - Esther Tirado (2:20.54)

1500m Run
6th - MaryKate Mellen (4:37.39)
26th - Tiffany Cange (4:59.41)

4x100m Relay
3rd - 47.67

High Jump
3rd - Rebecca Lomax (1.70m)
T-16th - Thekla Lorenz (1.45m)
T-16th - Kelsey Jackson (1.45m)

Triple Jump
FOUL - Megan Cherry
FOUL - Alyssa Hurlburt

Shot Put
16th - Melissa Dodaro (12.05m)
36th - Kate Krull (9.70m)

15th - Melissa Dodaro (39.34m)
24th - Kate Krull (36.85m)
32nd - Lywanna Melvin (34.52m)

Hammer Throw
33rd - Lywanna Melvin (39.90m)
36th - Jorden Traver (39.58m)
37th - Jordan Puckett (39.49m)
40th - Elizabeth Flinner (28.27m)
43rd - Emily Peregrine (26.07m)

Javelin Throw
23rd - Jorden Traver (29.39m)

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