Hillsdale College - Charger Women's Track Opens Home Schedule With Border Battle
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The first home track meet of the outdoor season couldn't have unfolded under better weather conditions for the Hillsdale College women's track team.
The sunny, 75-degree weather was in stark contrast to the conditions the team has had to run in through the first couple weeks of outdoor season. Athletes on the Chargers took advantage of the warm conditions to post some solid times at the Border Battle, hosted by Hillsdale.
Just like their male counterparts, the women's 4x100 relay team shattered a school record with their performance. The group of Victoria Wichman, Corinne Zehner, Fiona Shea and Ashlee Moran ran the race in 46.63 seconds, setting a new Charger program record.
Distance runners Allysen Eads and Amanda Reagle stepped into the spotlight by finishing 1-2 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, one of the signature events of outdoor track season. Eads won the race in 11:11.01.
Junior Allison Duber is one of the team's most reliable sprinters, and showed that worth again by winning the 400 meter dash in 56.31 seconds.
Zehner recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the hurdle events, completing the 100 meter version in 14.19 seconds, an NCAA provo time. She took second in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.92.
Junior Alexandra Whitford took first place among all pole vaulters at the meet, clearing an NCAA provo mark of 3.67 meters.