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Track & Field Set For Gladstein Invitational

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Release: January 23, 2014
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   MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State indoor track & field team continues its run toward the 2014 Mid-American Conference Championships Friday, when it opens competition in the two-day Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana.

   Action gets underway at the Gladstein Fieldhouse at noon Friday with the 60m hurdle portion of the pentathlon. General field events are slated to start at 3:30 pm with the shot put, while track events commence at 4:45 with the 3000m run. Action will start up again Saturday with the women’s weight throw at 11 a.m.

    In addition to the Cardinals and host Hoosiers, a total of 18 teams are expected to be represented at the meet, including MAC foe Kent State on the women’s side.

   Ball State is competing in the Gladstein Invitational for the seventh consecutive season, with BSU’s student-athletes posting 15 career-best efforts in the meet a year ago.

   Last season’s Gladstein Invitational also saw then-freshman Katelyn DeVries (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) post the program’s first MAC Indoor Championship qualifying time of the season as she placed ninth in the 5000m run with what still stands as a career-best time of 17:30.74.

   This season, Ball State already has three student-athletes with MAC Indoor Championship qualifying efforts, with the latest coming from redshirt sophomore Christina Crawford (Belleville, Mich./Romulus) in the long jump. Crawford’s career-best leap of 18’-11.75 (5.78m) at last weekend’s IWU Invitational currently ranks as the fourth-best long jump in the league this season.

   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 MAC 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). The efforts rank fourth and sixth in the league, respectively.

   Entering this weekend’s Gladstein Invitational, Ball State’s student-athletes are ranked in the top 30 in the league in their respective events a total of 29 times, including eight top 10 efforts.

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'-11.75"/5.78m on 1/18/2014

   Rebecca Lomax – 18’- 7.75”/ 5.68m on 1/18/2014
   Makelle Skelton - 18'-3.75"/5.58m on 1/18/2014
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 16'-4.25"/4.98m on 1/18/2014
   Gabrielle Perryman - 16'-3.25"/4.96m on 1/18/2014

Triple Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 38'-6.25"/11.74m)
   Gabrielle Perryman - 32'-6.5"/9.92m on 1/18/2014

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 - 55'-5.5"/16.90m on 1/18/2014

   Erin Walker - 52'-3.25"/15.93m on 1/18/2014 (CB = 54'-1"/16.48m on 2/15/2013)
   Jorden Traver – 48’-1.75”/14.67m on 1/18/2014 (CB = 49'-5"/15.06m on 2/15/2013)
   Michaela Hull - 42'-4.75"/12.92m on 1/18/2014

Pole Vault - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 12'-2"/3.71m)
   Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 11'-5.75"/3.50m on two occasions (CB = 11'-7.75"/3.55m on 2/22/2013)

   Elizabeth Eversole - 11'-0.75"/3.37m on 1/3/2014
   Megan Dearlove - 10'-0"/3.05m on 1/18/2014
   Rachael Walker – 10'-0"/3.05m on 1/18/2014
   Becca Carpenter - 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)
   Rebecca Lomax – 26.09 on 1/18/2014

   Hannah Lange - 26.43 on 1/18/2014
   Christina Crawford - 26.59 on 12/7/2013
   Olivia Ashba - 26.72 on 12/7/2013
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 27.16 on 12/7/2013
   Makelle Skelton – 27.16 on 1/18/2014
   Ariel Hune - 27.25 on 1/18/2014
   Natalia Boykin – 28.36 on 1/18/2014
   Becca Kropf – 28.53 on 1/18/2014
   Kassidy Swenson – 28.62 on 1/18/2014
   Marie Lumpkin – 28.85 on 1/18/2014
   Haley Austin – 29.08 on 1/18/2014

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
   Becca Kropf – 1:02.80 on 1/18/2014
   Gabrielle Perryman - 1:04.47 on 1/18/2014
   Natalia Boykin – 1:05.52 on 1/11/2014
   Kassidy Swenson – 1:05.68 on 1/11/2014

800m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 2:13.37)
   Danielle Dahl - 2:19.76 on 1/18/2014 (CB = 2:18.61 on 2/15/13)

   Madelyn Webster – 2:24.36 on 1/18/2014
   Jordan Timmons – 2:28.76 on 1/11/2014
   Becca Kropf - 2:29.74 on 12/7/2013
   Jordan Jenkins – 2:40.02 on 1/18/2014
   Ashley Schmidgall – 2:53.77 on 1/18/2014

Mile Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 4:57.92)
   Madelyn Webster - 5:26.09 on 1/18/2014 (CB = 5:19.79 on 1/21/2012)

   Jordan Timmons – 5:27.24 on 1/18/2014

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 – 11:00.69 on 1/18/2014 (CB = 10:23.38 on 1/18/2013)
   Ericka Rinehart - 11:08.25 on 1/18/2014
   Katelyn DeVries - 11:30.08 on 1/11/2014 (CB = 10:23.48 on 2/8/2013)

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

   Rebecca Lomax – 9.35 on 1/18/2014
   Kassidy Swenson – 9:46 on 1/18/2014
   Makelle Skelton - 9.54 on 1/18/2014
   Natalia Boykin – 9:94 on 1/18/2014

4x400m Relay
   Olivia Ashba, Ariel Hune, Makelle Skelton, Hannah Lange - 4:06.81 on 1/18/2014

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