UDM - Detroit Women Open Competition at Horizon League Indoor Championships
Provided by UDM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (2/27/2016) – The University of Detroit Mercy women's track and field team opened competition at the 2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships, being hosted by Youngstown State University at WATTS.
Senior Aisha Potts-Tyre opened the pentathlon with a bang, recording the fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles and the second-best in Titans history with a time of 8.84. Potts-Tyre also won the shot put portion with a toss of 12.55 meters, before placing third in the event and narrowly missing her Detroit all-time record with 3,423 points.
Potts-Tyre later qualified for the 60-meter hurdles finals, set for Sunday, with a time of 9.02.
Freshman Natalie Vizard qualified for the 400-meter dash finals with a seventh-place finish at 58.31. Junior Jayona Dent clocked a 59.02 in the event, followed by freshman Kye Dozier at 59.18.
The Titans placed two in the finals of the 60-meter dash, led by senior Allison Garner in the fifth at 7.83. Freshman A.J. Carnathan made the cut with a time of 7.93, just .06 seconds off of sixth-place.
Garner also qualified for the 200-meter dash and currently sits in second with a time of 25.28. Sophomore Brogan Holmes clocked in at 26-flat, followed by Vizard at 26.25 and Carnathan at 26.80.
Junior Samantha Zakalowski qualified for the 800-meter run finals on Sunday with a 2:19.16 in the preliminary round. Sophomore Elizabeth Mullen narrowly missed the finals at 2:21.61, followed by senior Haley Morairty at 2:24.35.
Junior Devon Sutton led the Titans in the 5,000-meter run at 18:36.70.
The Titan foursome of Sydnie Fetherolf, Mullen, Morairty and Taylor Smith finished fourth in the distance medley relay at 12:29.74.
Junior Ashley Bayles placed 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 13.64 meters.
The Titans currently sit in seventh with 11 points. Oakland leads the pack with 47 points, followed closely by UIC at 46.5 and Youngstown State with 41.
Competition is set to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday in the final day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships.