Hillsdale College - DMR, Throwers Highlight Hillsdale Women's Track at GVSU
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Over the past four years, the Hillsdale College women's track distance medley relay team has set the standard for everyone at this level in the sport.
Saturday afternoon at the majestic Kelly Family Center at Grand Valley State University, that group flexed its dominance once again.
The group of Emily Oren, Sarah Benson, Hannah Watts and Molly Oren cruised to a victory in the DMR at the GVSU Big Meet, recording a time of 11:38.19. The DMR features a combination of distance runners and sprinters. The Oren sisters are no strangers to doing well in distance races, but Benson and Watts were newcomers to the event, and more than held up their end of the deal in helping the Chargers to a win.
Friday night, the Orens were at it again, helping Hillsdale to a remarkable four spots in the top five of the 5000 meter run. Emily destroyed the old school record in the event, winning in 16:24.36. She beat the old record by five seconds, and it appears that over the last couple years, the only competition Oren gets comes from her school's won record book.
Following Oren in the 5K dominance were Hannah McIntyre (second), Kristina Galat (fourth) and Molly Oren (fifth).
Senior Corinne Zehner, a member of last year's national championship DMR team, took fourth in the 400 meter dash with a personal-record time of 56.24 seconds. That was also good for an NCAA provisional mark.
Throwers Dana Newell and Rachel Tolsma racked up more provo marks in the weight throw. Newell took first place with a toss of 18.59 meters, just shy of the school record (18.67 meters).
UP NEXT: The Chargers will host the Hillsdale Tune Up at the Margot V. Biermann Center on Feb. 20