Hillsdale - DMR's Win Highlights Wide Track Classic for Charger Women

Hillsdale - DMR's Win Highlights Wide Track Classic for Charger Women

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Over the years, the Hillsdale College women's track team has been known for producing NCAA-caliber distance medley relay teams. It's nice to see that hasn't changed as the calendar has turned to 2018.

The Hillsdale Wide Track Classic is the biggest meet the Chargers host during indoor season, but the DMR team was up to the task, winning its race Friday night as part of the two-day meet, held at the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center.

The combo of Christina Sawyer, Lorina Clemence, Abbie Porter and Allysen Eads beat some stiff competition with an NCAA provo time of 12:04.42. The group, composed entirely of underclassmen, earned NCAA provo status by 9 seconds in its victory.

Two of those DMR team members - Eads and Sawyer - joined senior Hannah McIntyre in a dominating performance in the mile run Saturday afternoon, McIntyre took first place with a provo time of 4:49.6. Eads notched her second NCAA provo mark of the weekend, taking second with a 4:59.67. Sawyer finished fifth in that same race, while Addison Rauch was Hillsdale's fifth mile runner to place in the top 10 in that race.

Two more distance runners made strong showings in Friday night's 3000 meter run. Freshman Maryssa Depies took second with a provo time of 9:53.74. Two spots behind her was Kyleigh Edwards, who took fourth with a time of 10:06.8.

The Chargers' sprinting depth was also on display. Freshman Zalonya Eby was sixth in the 200 meter championship race, achieving NCAA provisional status with a time of 25.1 seconds. Senior Ashlee Moran came close to Eby's time in that same race, winning her flight of the 200 with a 25.68. Moran and Eby were joined by Victoria Wichman and Carmen Botha for a second-place 4x400 relay team. They improved upon their time in recent weeks with a 3:54.32.

Thrower Rachael Tolsma had a pair of top-five finishes in her events. She was third in the weight throw with a toss of 17.76 meters. She took fifth in the shot put with a throw of 12.94 meters.