Aquinas - #7 Saints Women Earn Runner-Up Finish at WHAC Championships
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The #7 ranked Aquinas women's indoor track and field team placed second at the WHAC Championships in the Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building on Saturday (Feb. 17). AQ won five conference championships in the event and had a number of outstanding performances during the competition.
With 142 points, the Saints finished as the runner-up behind #1 nationally Indiana Tech (228 points). #9 Siena Heights placed third with 132 points, with #20 Cornerstone finishing in fourth place with 120 points. Madonna (42) and Concordia (29) rounded out the six competing schools.
Adri Sigafoose (SR/McBain, Michigan) won three events on Saturday, as she took first place in the mile run, the 600 meter run, and the 1,000 meter run. She was joined by Whitney Taylor (FR/Mt. Pleasant, Michigan), who captured the win in the 800 meter run. The other win for AQ came by the 4x400 meter relay team of Analis Floyd (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan), Rosalia Russo, Jordan Goodman (FR/Fountain, Michigan), and Courtney Truss (SR/Traverse City, Michigan).
Sigafoose was victorious in the mile run at 5:11.66. She finished ahead of Melissa Winchester (JR/Wayland, Michigan) in second place in a time of 5:16.38, while Alexis Miller (JR/Caledonia, MI) placed fourth at 5:22.60, and Julia Kanack (FR/Wyandotte, Michigan) was eighth at 5:45.49.
Sigafoose also won the 600 meter run in a time of 1:38.37. Floyd placed second in the event at 1:40.57, while Taylor Ward (JR/Hastings, MI) was fourth at 1:42.51. Anna Repesh (SO/Holland, Michigan) also scored in the 600 meter run in 1:44.53.
In the 1,000 meter run, Sigafoose earned another win in a time of 3:01.47, with Winchester placing fourth in 3:08.77. With wins in all three of her events, Sigafoose was named the women's Performer of the Meet.
Taylor won the 800 meter run in a time of 2:22.69. Miller placed fifth in 2:24.77, while Meghan Rasch (JR/Santa Clara, California) earned a sixth-place finish in 2:26.27.
The Saints also won the 4x400 meter relay, with Floyd, Russo, Goodman, and Truss finishing a terrific neck-and-neck race with an incredibly small margin of victory. AQ won in a time of 4:00.34, with Cornerstone (4:00.59) and Indiana Tech (4:00.61) finishing second and third, respectively.
Truss finished fourth in the 60 meter dash at 7.76 seconds and also fourth in the 200 meter dash in 25.77 seconds. Goodman was seventh in the 400 meter dash in a time of 1:00.09.
Tyra Hunter (SO/Flint, Michigan) placed fourth in the 60 meter hurdles at 8.92 seconds, while Amore Brown (JR/Flint, Michigan) was seventh in 9.28 seconds. Yara Marie Hugo (FR/Aschaffenburg, Germany) was third in the high jump at 1.62 meters and Brown also scored in the event, with a seventh place finish at 1.52 meters.
In the pole vault, Erin Drouillard (SR/Mecosta, Michigan) was fourth at 3.42 meters and Lisa Metzger (SO/Cadillac, Michigan) placed seventh at 3.12 meters. Skye Morgan (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished in eighth place in the long jump at 5.33 meters.
In the 3,000 meter run, Janie Noah (SO/Middleville, Michigan) came in sixth place in 10:55.65, while Molly Peregrine (SR/Traverse City, Michigan) placed eighth in a time of 10:59.01. The 5,000 meter run saw Gabby Brandonisio (FR/Hanover, Michigan) place fourth in 19:05.23 and Isabelle Luke (FR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finish in seventh place at 19:22.15.
The 4x800 meter relay team of Colette Lark (FR/Tecumseh, Michigan), Kayelin Mazur (SR/Grand Blanc, Michigan), Tannah Adgate (SO/Wayland, Michigan), and Angela Maurer (SR/Williamston, Michigan) placed fourth in a time of 10:14.02.
Aquinas will be back in competition and head to the NAIA National Championships on Mar. 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas.