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Track & Field Earns 18 Top 10s At Billy Hayes Invite

   BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - - In its final tune-up before next week’s Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Ball State track & field team posted 18 top 10 efforts at the Billy Hayes Invitational hosted by Indiana Friday at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex.

   In addition to the 18 top 10 efforts, Ball State’s student-athletes posted nine career-bests at the meet, while adding three more season-best efforts.

   Sophomore Christina Crawford led the way for the Cardinals with a first-place showing in the long jump, posting a career-best distance of 5.60m/18-4.5.

   In the 200m dash, senior Janae Taylor posted a season-best time of 25.08 to place second in the event.

   Freshman thrower Michaela Hull tallied a third-place finish in the discus with a career-best toss of 44.06m/144-7. Hull also placed eighth in the javelin with a toss of 29.30m/96-1.

   The Ball State track & field team returns to action May 9-11 when it travels to Akron’s Lee R. Jackson Track & Field Complex for the 2013 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Ball State Individual Results At The Billy Hayes Invitational

200m Dash
2nd - Janae Taylor - 25.08 - SB

400m Dash
5th - Katie Behrendt - 59.69
7th - Emilee Zets - 1:00.12 – CB
12th - Jordan McMillan - 1:03.35 – CB

800m Run
8th - Danielle Dahl - 2:18.59

400m Hurdles
6th - Becca Kropf - 1:05.15 - CB

3000m Steeplechase
6th - Caitlynn Edon - 11:30.72 - CB

4x400m Relay
2nd - Katie Behrendt, Becca Kropf, Jordan McMillan, Emilee Zets - 4:02.61

Long Jump
1st - Christina Crawford - 5.60m/18-4.5 - CB

Pole Vault
8th - Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 3.42m/11-2.5 - SB

3rd - Michaela Hull - 44.06m/144-7 – CB
6th - Melissa Melgarez - 42.78m/140-4 – SB
7th - Erin Walker - 42.47m/139-4

Hammer Throw
7th - Marie Lumpkin - 49.67m/162-11 – CB
8th - Erin Walker - 46.79m/153-6
10th - Jorden Traver - 46.04m/151 - CB

Javelin Throw
4th - Jorden Traver - 31.59m/103-8 – CB
8th - Michaela Hull - 29.30m/96-1

Shot Put
4th - Michaela Hull - 12.48m/40-11.5

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