Women's Track and Field Gets Off To Fast Start at Blue & Gold Invite - Detroit Mercy
Provided by Detroit Mercy
DETROIT – The women's track and field team participated in their first meet of the indoor season on Friday afternoon. Notre Dame hosted the Blue and Gold Invite at the Loftus Sports Center. There was no team scoring at the meet.
Nikia Duncan and Nicole Meisner each set personal records while finishing back-to-back in the 60-meter dash. Duncan placed second overall with a time of 7.85. Meisner was less than a step behind taking third (7.86). Each runner moved up the Titan Top 10 list in the event. Duncan now sits at four, while Meisner is right there at five.
Meisner returned to the track to compete in the 200-meter dash. She was the top Titan finisher placing sixth overall crossing the finish line at 25.72. Brandee Hart also placed in the top ten with her personal-best indoor time of 26.02. Hart also competed in the 60-meter hurdles. She finished fourth overall with a time of 9.10 moving her to third all-time on the Titan Top 10 list.
Sequoyia Calhoun had a solid outing in the 400-meter dash. Calhoun ended the race in 57.50, landing her in third place.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Calhoun, Duncan, Susan Kalkstein and Whitney Rogers finished fifth overall for Detroit. The quartet finished the race at 4:04.59.
Many Titan newcomers ran in the 500-meter dash. Jasmine Greene, Hana Hunt, and Josephine Zolynsky finished in a pack for Detroit. Greene was the first to finish at 1:21.89. She placed 11th. Hunt took 12th (1:22.15), while Zolynsky ended up in 13th (1:22.72). Hunt also competed in the high jump event for the Titans. She cleared 5-0.25 (1.53m) landing her in a tie for fifth place.
The Titans had many student-athletes involved in the long jump. Rogers made the most of her last attempt as she finished ninth overall with a distance of 16-3 (4.95m). Brianna Soule and Taylor Ragland were the next Titans to place. Soule's jump of 15-11.50 (4.86m) sent her to 11th place, while Ragland took 12th (15-9 / 4.80m).
Rogers also led Detroit in the triple jump. She set a personal record at Notre Dame with a leap of 35-10 (10.92m). Susan Kalkstein also cracked the top ten with a distance of 34-4.25 (10.47m).
Allyson Koglin took home sixth place in the shot put event. Her first throw ended up being her best (36-10.25 / 11.23m). Stephanie Blanchard was also in action. She finished eighth with a personal-best distance of 35-1 (10.69m). The duo of Koglin and Blanchard also participated in the weight throw. Koglin placed 10th (12.81m), while Blanchard took 12th (11.56m).