CMU Women - Turk Leads Chippewas at Akron Invitational

CMU Women - Turk Leads Chippewas at Akron Invitational

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AKRON, Ohio – A number of women's indoor track and field student-athletes turned in strong performances in day two of the two-day Akron Invitational on Saturday.

"The student-athletes are now physically ready; we just have to sharpen the mental performances to truly get them ready to compete at the MAC Championships," Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Willie Randolph said. "Believing will make the difference in receiving any award."

Sophomore Shawntoreah Turk led the way for the Chippewas with a runner-up finish in a season-best time of 55.75 in the gold division 400m dash. Her time is also a CMU season best.

Senior Stephanie Hurley finished fifth in the gold division 400m dash in a season-best 57.45.

The gold division was reserved for the athletes with the highest-seeded times. The remainder of the athletes competed in the blue division.

Turk and Hurley – along with freshmen Ravyn Baxter and Bridget Doughty, and senior Stephanie Hurley – also competed as part of the runner-up gold division 4x400m relay.

In the blue division 400m dash, Doughty recorded a career-best time of 57.58, good for third place.

Freshman Diamond Hamilton finished ninth in the gold division 200m dash with a time of 25.65, just .03 seconds shy of her season-best performance.

Junior Tamica Harbour ran a 9.0 in the gold division 60m hurdles to finish 14th overall.

Samantha Stein finished third in the blue division high jump with a mark of 5-02.25, just .75 inches shy of her season best.

The Chippewas return home for the Jack Skoog Meet on Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. before they travel back to Akron the following weekend for the MAC Championships.