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T&F Heads Up I-69 For Saturday’s IWU Invitational

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Release: January 17, 2014
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - The Ball State indoor track and field team will look to build upon last weekend’s strong team performance beginning Saturday at noon, when it travels up I-69 for the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational.

   Action at the Troyer Fieldhouse is set to being at noon with the following field events; shot put, long jump, pole vault and high jump. Competition on the track gets underway at 12:30 p.m. with the women’s 60m hurdle prelims.

   Saturday’s meet will mark the sixth consecutive season the Cardinals have competed at the IWU Invitational, with BSU taking home five event titles last season. Ball State returns two individual event winners from a year ago in 3000m run champion Courtney Edon (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and triple jump champion Zenée Gadson (Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro).

   The Cardinals are coming of a strong performance at last weekend’s BG Opener, where it racked up four event victories, 17 career-best efforts and placed second among the five times including topping league rivals Toledo and Bowling Green.

   In the season-opening Gerry England Alumni Open, Ball State's high jumping duo of redshirt junior Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport) and junior Haley Austin (Avon, Ind./Avon) posted Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship qualifying marks. Lomax won the high jump by successfully clearing 5'-7" (1.70m) in her hometown meet, while Austin placed second at 5'-6" (1.68m).

   Two Cardinals were close to posting automatic qualifying marks to the MAC Championships at the BG Opener, with sophomore Christina Crawford (Belleville, Mich./Romulus) posting a distance of 18’-10/5.74m in the long jump (.25” / 0.01m shy of the MAC mark) and redshirt freshman Marie Lumpkin (Losantville, Ind./Union) with a weight throw of 54’-11.25”/16.74m (1’-8.75”/0.98m shy of the MAC mark).

2013-14 Ball State Top Indoor Times/Marks
(all times/marks are career bests unless followed by (CB = )

High Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 5'-6"/1.68m)
   Rebecca Lomax - 5'-7"/1.70m on 12/7/2013 (CB = 5'-8.75"/1.75m on 1/29/2011)
   Haley Austin - 5'-6"/1.68m on 12/7/2013 (CB = 5'-7"/1.70m on 2/17/2012)

Long Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 18'-10.25"/5.75m)
   Christina Crawford - 18'-10"/5.74m on 1/11/2014
   Makelle Skelton - 17'-9.75"/5.43m on 1/11/2014
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 16'-3.25"/4.96m on 12/7/2013
   Gabrielle Perryman - 15'-4.75"/4.69m on 12/7/2013

Triple Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 38'-6.25"/11.74m)
   Gabrielle Perryman - 31'-4"/9.55m on 12/7/2013

Shot Put - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 47'-3.75"/14.42m)
   Michaela Hull - 40'-1.25"/12.22m on 1/11/2014 (CB = 45’-2.25”/13.77m on 2/15/2013)
   Rebecca Lomax - 39'-0.25"/11.89m on 12/7/2013

Weight Throw - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 56'-8"/17.72m)
   Marie Lumpkin - 54'-11.25"/16.74m on 1/11/2014
   Erin Walker - 49'-9.75"/15.18m on 12/7/2013 (CB = 54'-1"/16.48m on 2/15/2013)
   Jorden Traver – 45’-9”/13.94m on 1/11/2014 (CB = 49'-5"/15.06m on 2/15/2013)
   Michaela Hull - 40'-0.5"/12.20m on 12/7/2013 (CB = 41’-8”/12.70m on 2/2/2013)

Pole Vault - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 12'-2"/3.71m)
   Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 11'-5.75"/3.50m on 1/11/2014 (CB = 11'-7.75"/3.55m on 2/22/2013)
   Elizabeth Eversole - 11'-0.75"/3.37m on 1/3/2014
   Megan Dearlove - 9'-10"/3.00m on 12/7/2013
   Becca Carpenter - 9'-6.25"/2.90m on 1/11/2014
   Rachael Walker – 9'-6.25"/2.90m on 1/11/2014

60m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 7.66)
   Rebecca Lomax - 7.86 on 1/11/2014
   Christina Crawford - 7.87 on 12/7/2013
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 8.13 on 12/7/2013
   Zenée Gadson - 8.23 on 12/7/2013 (CB = 8.01 on 2/15/2013)

200m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 24.78)
   Christina Crawford - 26.59 on 12/7/2013
   Olivia Ashba - 26.72 on 12/7/2013
   Hannah Lange - 26.98 on 12/7/2013 (CB = 26.52 on 2/12/11)
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 27.16 on 12/7/2013
   Ariel Hune - 27.27 on 12/7/2013

400m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 56.61)
   Hannah Lange – 59.25 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 58.12 on 2/8/13)
   Ariel Hune - 1:01.11 on 1/11/2014
   Olivia Ashba - 1:01.41 on 12/7/2013
   Makelle Skelton - 1:01.69 on 12/7/2013
   Natalia Boykin – 1:05.52 on 1/11/2014
   Gabrielle Perryman - 1:05.57 on 12/7/2013
   Kassidy Swenson – 1:05.68 on 1/11/2014

800m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 2:13.37)
   Danielle Dahl - 2:19.83 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 2:18.61 on 2/15/13)
   Jordan Timmons – 2:28.76 on 1/11/2014
   Madelyn Webster – 2:29.32 on 1/11/2014
   Becca Kropf - 2:29.74 on 12/7/2013
   Ashley Schmidgall – 3:01.91 on 1/11/2014

Mile Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 4:57.92)
   Madelyn Webster - 5:39.21 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 5:19.79 on 1/21/2012)

3000m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 9:57.02)
   Courtney Edon - 10:41.42 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 10:02.01 on 2/8/2013)
   Caitlynn Edon - 11:21.05 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 10:23.38 on 1/18/2013)
   Katelyn DeVries - 11:30.08 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 10:23.48 on 2/8/2013)
   Ericka Rinehart - 11:37.16 on 1/11/2014

5000m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 17:33.47)
   Courtney Edon - 18:29.52 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 18:07.12 on 2/4/2012)
   Caitlynn Edon - 19:01.39 on 1/11/2014
   Katelyn DeVries - 19:23.08 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 17:30.74 on 1/18/2013)
   Ericka Rinehart - 19:42.94 on 1/11/2014

60m Hurdles - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 8.72)
   Olivia Ashba - 9.18 on 12/7/2013
   Kassidy Swenson – 9:50 on 1/11/2014
   Makelle Skelton - 9.56 on 1/11/2014
   Rebecca Lomax – 9.81 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 9.42 on 1/29/2011)

4x400m Relay
   Makelle Skelton, Olivia Ashba, Ariel Hune, Hannah Lange - 4:06.92 on 1/11/2014

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