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Track & Field Posts 29 Career Bests At IWU Invite
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   MARION, Ind. - - The Ball State indoor track & field team racked up 29 career best performances in another strong showing Saturday afternoon at the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational at the Troyer Fieldhouse.

   In addition to the personal-best performances, the Cardinals racked up eight event victories and posted a 99-18 dual win over IUPUI in the four-team meet.

   Ball State's biggest event victory of the day came in the long jump, with redshirt sophomore Christina Crawford (Belleville, Mich./Romulus) posting a Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship automatic qualifying mark of 5.78m.  

   The Cardinals added a second field event win in the weight throw, with Marie Lumpkin (Losantville, Ind./Union) posting a first-place toss of 16.90m.

   Ball State would then turn in a dominating performance on the track, winning six of the meet's nine running events.

   In the sprints, redshirt junior Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind. /Southport) took home top billing in the 200m dash with a career-best effort of 26.09, while senior Hannah Lange (Martinsville, Ind./Martinsville) won the 400m dash in 59.29.

   In the middle distance events, sophomore Danielle Dahl (Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea) captured the top spot in the 800m run at 2:19.76, while freshman Jordan Timmons (Bargersville, Ind./Center Grove) crossed the finish line first in the 1000m run with a career-best clocking of 3:15.02.

   Freshman Olivia Ashba (Ellettsville, Ind./Edgewood) would rack up Ball State's final individual event victory, winning the 60m hurdles in 9.42.

   Ashba and Lange would go on to bookend the first-place 4x400m relay, which also included freshmen Ariel Hune (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Makelle Skelton (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop), which clocked in at 4:06.81.

   The Ball State indoor track & field team returns to action Friday, when it opens competition in the two-day Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana.

 Ball State's Individual Results at the IWU Invitational

High Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 5'-6"/1.68m)
3rd - Haley Austin - 1.65m / 5 pts
t-6th - Rebecca Lomax - 1.45m / 3 pts

Pole Vault - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 12'-2"/3.71m)
2nd - Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 3.50m / 5 pts
3rd - Elizabeth Eversole - 3.35m / 3 pts
t-5th - Rachael Walker - 3.05m - CB
7th - Megan Dearlove - 3.05m - CB

Long Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 18'-10.25"/5.75m)
1st - Christina Crawford - 5.78m / 5 pts  - CB & MAC Qualifying Mark
2nd - Rebecca Lomax - 5.68m / 3 pts - CB
3rd - Makelle Skelton -5.58m - CB
8th - Lexi Kavanaugh - 4.98m - CB
9th - Gabrielle Perryman - 4.96m - CB

Triple Jump - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 38'-6.25"/11.74m)
4th - Gabrielle Perryman - 9.92m / 5 pts - CB

Shot Put - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 47'-3.75"/14.42m)
2nd - Michaela Hull - 12.08m

Weight Throw - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 56'-8"/17.72m)
1st - Marie Lumpkin - 16.90m / 5 pts - CB
2nd - Erin Walker - 15.93m / 3 pts
3rd - Jorden Traver - 14.67m
4th - Michaela Hull - 12.92m - CB

60m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 7.66)
2nd - Christina Crawford - 8.00/5 pts
6th - Lexi Kavanaugh - 8.52 / 3 pts

200m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 24.78)
1st - Rebecca Lomax - 26.09 / 5 pts - CB

2nd - Hannah Lange - 26.43 / 3 pts - CB
4th - Makelle Skelton - 27.16 - CB
5th - Christina Crawford - 27.18
6th - Olivia Ashba - 27.18
7th - Ariel Hune - 27.25 - CB
13th - Lexi Kavanaugh - 28.08
15th - Natalia Boykin - 28.36 - CB
16th - Becca Kropf - 28.53
18th - Kassidy Swenson - 28.62 - CB
19th - Marie Lumpkin - 28.85 - CB
21st - Haley Austin - 29.08 - CB

400m Dash - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 56.61)
1st - Hannah Lange - 59.29 / 5pts
3rd - Ariel Hune - 1:01.23 / 3pts
5th - Becca Kropf - 1:02.80
7th - Gabrielle Perryman - 1:04.47 - CB

800m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 2:13.37)
1st - Danielle Dahl - 2:19.76 / 5 pts
3rd - Madelyn Webster - 2:24.36 / 2 pts - CB
7th - Jordan Jenkins - 2:40.02 - CB
9th - Ashley Schmidgall - 2:53.77 - CB

1000m Run
1st - Jordan Timmons - 3:15.02 / 5 pts - CB

Mile Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 4:57.92)
3rd -  Madelyn Webster - 5:26.09 / 2 pts
4th - Jordan Timmons - 5:27.24 / 1 pt - CB

3000m Run - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 9:57.02)
2nd - Courtney Edon - 10:47.08 / 3 pts
3rd - Caitlynn Edon - 11:00.69 / 2 pts
9th - Ericka Rinehart - 11:08.25 - CB
DNF - Katelyn DeVries

60m Hurdles - (MAC Indoor Championship Qualifying Standard: 8.72)
1st - Olivia Ashba - 9.42 / 5 pts
2nd - Makelle Skelton - 9.54 / 3 pts - CB
3rd - Rebecca Lomax - 9.54 / CB - 9.35 in prelims
4th - Kassidy Swenson - 9.64 / CB - 9.46 in prelims
8th - Natalia Boykin - 11.73 / CB - 9.94 in prelims

4x400m Relay
1st - Olivia Ashba, Ariel Hune, Makelle Skelton, Hannah Lange - 4:06.81 / 5 pts
2nd - Danielle Dahl, Rebecca Lomax, Becca Kropf, Kassidy Swenson - 4:12.32
4th - Natalia Boykin, Jordan Jenkins, Gabrielle Perryman, Ashley Schmidgall - 4:35.49

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