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Track & Field Adds Tom Hathaway Classic To Schedule

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Release: February 14, 2014
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   MUNCIE, Ind. - - In what was supposed to be an off week, select members of the Ball State indoor track & field team will now compete in Saturday’s Tom Hathaway Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis.

   Action in the non-scored meet gets underway at the UIndy Athletics Recreational Center at noon with the 60m dash prelims. Field events are also slated to start at noon with the weight throw.

   This will be the second-straight season the Cardinals will compete in the Tom Hathaway Classic, with two event winners returning from last season’s meet in junior pole vaulter Hannah Ciasto-Poor (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) and sophomore triple jumper Zenée Gadson (Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro).

   With just two weeks until the 2014 Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships, the Cardinals elected to give select members of its squad an extra chance to reach a league championship automatic qualifying mark.

   The Cardinals currently have three active student-athletes automatically qualified for the league meet, starting with junior high jumper Haley Austin (Avon, Ind./Avon). Austin enters the weekend ranked fourth in the MAC with a career-best leap of 5’-8.5” (1.74m) set at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 31-Feb. 1).

   Redshirt sophomore Christina Crawford (Belleville, Mich./Romulus) enters the week ranked sixth in the conference in the long jump, with her career-best effort of 19’-2” (5.84m) also set at the Indiana Relays. Crawford is also ranked 16th in the league in the 60m dash after her career-best time of 7.77 in the prelims at last weekend’s Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Classic (Feb. 7-8).

   Rounding out Ball State’s active MAC Indoor Championship automatic qualifiers is redshirt sophomore Marie Lumpkin (Losantville, Ind./Union) who ranks seventh in the league in the weight throw with a career-best toss of 59’-4.25” at the Indiana Relays.

   Redshirt junior Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport) was qualified for the league indoor championships in the high jump, long jump and pentathlon. Unfortunately, she suffered a season-ending injury at last weekend’s Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Classic.

   In addition to the automatic qualifying marks, student-athletes ranked in the top 20 on the league’s performance list in their respective event earn a slot in the MAC Championship meet, with a maximum of three student-athletes from the same school in any event.

   Aside from the three automatic qualifiers, the Cardinals are poised to earn up to 11 more slots in the league meet based on current performances.

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)
   Haley Austin - 5'-8.5”/1.74m on 1/31/2014 (CB)

   Rebecca Lomax - 5'-7"/1.70m on 12/7/2013 (CB = 5'-8.75"/1.75m on 1/29/2011)
   Mindy Marx - 5’-4.50”/1.64m on 2/7/2014

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

Long Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 18'-10.25"/5.75m)
   Christina Crawford – 19’- 2”/ 5.84m on 1/31/2014

   Rebecca Lomax – 19’- 2”/ 5.84m on 1/24/2014
   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 – 33’- 5.75”/ 10.20m on 2/7/2014

Shot Put - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 47'-3.75"/14.42m)
   Michaela Hull - 43'-7.75"/13.30m on 2/7/2014 (CB = 45’-2.25”/13.77m on 2/15/2013)

   Rebecca Lomax – 41’- 1.5"/12.53m on 1/24/2014

Weight Throw - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 56'-8"/17.72m)
   Marie Lumpkin – 59’-4.25"/18.09m on 1/31/2014

   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

Indoor Pentathlon
   Rebecca Lomax -3725 on 1/24/2014

60m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 7.66)
   Christina Crawford - 7.77 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Rebecca Lomax - 7.86 on 1/11/2014
   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)
   Hannah Lange – 25.86 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Rebecca Lomax – 26.09 on 1/18/2014
   Olivia Ashba - 26.51 on 2/7/2014 (CB)
   Christina Crawford - 26.59 on 12/7/2013
   Ariel Hune - 27.06 on 2/7/2014 (CB)
   Lexi Kavanaugh - 27.16 on 12/7/2013
   Makelle Skelton – 27.16 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 – 57.74 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Makelle Skelton - 1:00.27 on 2/7/2014 (CB)
   Ariel Hune - 1:00.76 on 1/31/2014
   Olivia Ashba - 1:01.41 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 - 2:16.17 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Madelyn Webster – 2:23.46 on 2/7/2014 (CB)
   Becca Kropf -2:24.16 on 2/7/2014         
   Jordan Timmons – 2:26.16 on 2/7/2014
   Esther Tirado – 2:27.24 on 2/7/2014
   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 - 5:16.76 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Esther Tirado - 5:23.44 on 2/7/2014
   Jordan Timmons – 5:25.43 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

3000m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 9:57.02)
   Courtney Edon - 10:25.31 on 1/24/2014 (CB = 10:02.01 on 2/8/2013)

   Caitlynn Edon – 10:44.06 on 2/7/2014 (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 - 18:06.60 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

   Caitlynn Edon - 19:01.39 on 1/11/2014
   Katelyn DeVries - 19:10.05 on 2/7/2014 (CB = 17:30.74 on 1/18/2013)
   Ericka Rinehart - 19:20.66 on 2/7/2014 (CB)

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 – 9:39 on 1/24/2014
   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 – 3:58.14 on 2/7/2014

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