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Mellen and Austin Win at BSU Quad-Indoor

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: February 15, 2013
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MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State indoor track & field team had 15 individual season-best performances Friday evening at the Ball State Quad-Indoor. MaryKate Mellen and Haley Austin turned in first-place finishes in their respective events.

Western Michigan won the event with 181.50 points followed by Northern Illinois with 106 points. Miami (Ohio) finished with 90 points and Ball State tallied 87.50 points.

Senior MaryKate Mellen finished first in the 800 meter run with a season-best time of 2:14.29. Sophomore Haley Austin won the high jump with a season-best mark of 1.68m/5-06.00.

The weight throwers all tallied season-bests led by sophomore Marie Lumpkin who finished fourth with a throw of 16.52m/54-02.50. Junior Erin Walker finished right behind in fifth with a mark of 16.48m/54-01.00.

The Cardinals are next headed to the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships Feb. 22-23 in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Ball State’s Individual Performances At the Ball State Quadrangular

60 Meter Hurdles (Prelims)

11th Lindsay Wallace – 9.98

14th Jazmine Gray – 10.40


60 Meter (Prelims)

11th Jordan McMillan – 8.00*

12th Zenee Gadson – 8.01*


200 Meter

5th Jordan McMillan – 26.38*

12th Jordan Jenkins – 28.55


400 Meter

7th Hannah Lange – 58.57

15th Katie Behrendt – 1:01.51

16th Becca Kropf – 1:02.04*

17th Christa Hammond – 1:02.24


800 Meter

1st MaryKate Mellen – 2:14.29*

6th Danielle Dahl – 2:18.61*

8th Emilee Zets – 2:21.96



8th Courtney Edon – 5:12.49*

9th Esther Tirado – 5:16.11*


3,000 Meter

6th Caitlynn Edon – 10:44.63

8th Allison Blanck – 10:47.86


High Jump

1st Haley Austin - 1.68m/5-06.00


Weight Throw

4th Marie Lumpkin – 16.52m/54-02.50*

5th Erin Walker – 16.48m/54-01.00*

7th Jorden Traver – 15.06m/49-05.00*

10th Lywanna Melvin – 12.92m/42-04.75*


Shot Put

5th Michaela Hull – 13.77m/45-02.25*

10th Melissa Melgarez – 12.86m/42-02.25

14th Erin Walker – 11.10m/36-05.00


Long Jump

8th Alyssa Hurlburt – 4.86m/15-11.50

9th Lindsay Wallace – 4.74m/15-06.75*


Triple Jump

4th Alyssa Hurlburt – 11.22m/36-09.75*

6th Zenee Gadson – 11.11m/36-05.50


Pole Vault

2nd Hannah Ciasto-Poor – 3.42m/11-02.50


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