Cornerstone - Distance Medley dominates at Findlay
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FINDLAY, Ohio – Cornerstone women's track & field had another very successful weekend, this time in the state of Ohio at the Findlay Classic. The Distance Medley hit the auto standard while Val Richter had a standout weekend as well as CU will return to action Friday at Aquinas in the GR Sports Hall of Fame Classic meet.
The Cornerstone women's distance medley relay ran the second fastest time in the NAIA this season, easily winning the event during the Friday evening session the Findlay Classic. Valerie Richter put CU in front with an excellent 3:49.7 split on the opening 1200 meter leg. Makayla Clum and Cathy Coryell extended the lead for the 400 and 800 meter sections. Senior, Audrey Tremaine took the baton and raced alone through the 1600 meter anchor leg in 5:12 to finish in 12:28.62, well under the NAIA automatic qualifying standard.
Tremaine returned Saturday afternoon to run 5:12.37 in the mile, taking fourth. Four hours later she joined Richter in the 3000 meters. The two shared the lead for seven laps. Then the sophomore from Illinois reached the mile mark in 5:42 and kept pressing the pace at 43 seconds per lap, building a ten second gap on the field. Richter won in a PR, 10:43.06. Tremaine kicked her last lap in 37 seconds to put ten seconds on third place. Her time of 10:52.42 was also a new best.
Mia Adams advanced to the semifinals of the 60 meter dash, taking third in her heat in 8.13. In the semifinals, she took seventh in her heat and eleventh overall in a time of 8.23. Adams also took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 33' 3 ¾". Hanna Drake took seventh in the long jump reaching a new best of 16' 7 ¼".
Megan Quick took third in her heat of the 400 meters. Her time of 1:01.86 put her eighth overall in the event. Cathy Coryell took fifth in the 1000 meters 3:09.37. In the next heat, Ally Rabe got second in 3:10.76 PR for seventh overall. Freshman, Amanda Sorokin was one place behind Rabe in 3:11.95.
In the 3,000 meter race walk, Bailey Brogan finished second and bettered the NAIA automatic standard for the second time in two weeks in 15:58.52. Jessie Langmeyer came in fourth, clocking 16:59.53.
The Golden Eagles ended the meet taking sixth in the 4 x 400 meter relay. The quartet of Quick, Mara VanOrder, Tess Odegard and Clum combined to run 4:10.57.
Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves