INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - - The Ball State women's indoor track & field team picked up 11 top five finishes, including two event victories, at the Tom Hathaway Challenge hosted by Indianapolis Saturday.
Leading the way for the Cardinals was sophomore pole vaulter Hannah Ciasto-Poor, who won the event by clearing a career-best height of 3.50m (11-5.75), which is also the second-best individual effort in program history.
Freshman Zenée Gadson picked up her second consecutive victory in the triple jump, with a leap of 11.26m (36-11.5). The effort was almost a full meter better than second-place finisher and teammate redshirt junior Alyssa Hurlburt's distance of 10.37m (34-0.25).
Overall the Ball State indoor track & field team racked up 13 career-best efforts at the Tom Hathaway Challenge, including a strong showing in the mile run in which all three of the Cardinals' runners posted career-best efforts.
The Ball State indoor track & field team returns to action Feb. 8-9, when it travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the third time this season to compete in the Hoosier Hills Invitational.
Ball State's Individual Results At The Tom Hathaway Challenge
5th - Jordan McMillan - 8.04*
7th - Christa Hammond - 8.07
8th - Jazmine Gray - 9.76*
6th - Jordan McMillan - 26.87
12th - Becca Kropf - 27.86*
15th - Jazmine Gray - 29.29
3rd - Hannah Lange - 1:00.42
5th - Becca Kropf - 1:02.35*
6th - Katie Behrendt - 1:02.45
8th - Denise Blankenberger - 1:06.67*
9th - Jordan Jenkins - 1:07.59*
6th - Ashley Schmidgall - 1:56.23*
4th - Esther Tirado - 5:27.69*
8th - Allison Blanck - 5:34.05*
9th - Kelly Swift - 5:40.60*
4th - Haley Austin - 1.63m/5-4.25
1st - Hannah Ciasto-Poor - 3.50m/11-5.75* (second-best individual effort in program history)
ND - Zenée Gadson
ND - Alyssa Hurlburt
1st - Zenée Gadson - 11.26m/36-11.5
2nd - Alyssa Hurlburt - 10.37m/34-0.25
3rd - Michaela Hull - 12.92m/42-4.75*
5th - Melissa Melgarez - 12.67m/41-7
12th - Erin Walker - 10.93m/35-10.5
3rd - Marie Lumpkin - 14.88m/48-10
6th - Jorden Traver - 14.53m/47-8
13th - Lywanna Melvin -12.88m/42-3.25
14th - Michaela Hull - 12.70m/41-8*
16th - Erin Walker - 12.47m/40-1