Detroit Mercy - Calhoun Shatters 400m Conference Record Time in Win
Provided by Detroit Mercy
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Sunday marked the final day of the 2012 Horizon League Track and Field Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) facility in Youngstown, OH. Senior Sequoyia Calhoun finished her track and field career on top of the field in the 400m race setting a new Horizon League record in the process.
Calhoun won both the indoor and outdoor 400m races a year ago. This year, she finished as the top qualifier on Saturday running 56.70 and in the finals came in at 55.34 to capture first place for the second straight year and establish a new Horizon League mark with her final time. Calhoun also came in eighth in the 200m dash at 26.20.
Calhoun was not the only Titan in the 400m race as freshman Jasmine Greene set a new PR placing fifth timing in at 58.32.
In the 4x400m race, the women's team was poised to capture a top finish but Calhoun pulled up with a hamstring issue in the final leg of the race. At the time of the injury, Calhoun was stride-for-stride with Milwaukee who ended up with the top time and a new Horizon League record of 3:51.07. Greene (58.3), Nikia Duncan (57.8) and Brandee Hart (57.9) were the first three legs of the race for Detroit which who did not end up finishing the race.
In the 200m run, Hart came in third clocking in at 25.45. Hart was also in the 60m hurdles and finished seventh at 8.97.
Amanda Campbell placed fifth in the pentathlon with 2758 points while Hana Hunt placed seventh with 2707 total points.
In the distance medley, the Titan team of Sarah Martinez, Greene, Olivia Smid and Katrina Oberski placed sixth at 12:38.17.
In the mile run, Martinez set a new PR in the preliminaries with a time of 5:24.25. In the 60m dash, Duncan placed fifth at 7.97 while Nicole Meisner was right behind her in 6th at 7.98. Zeinab Baydoun set a new season best at 10:35.60 in the 3000m race.
In the end, the Titans as a team finished in seventh place after 17 events accumulating 24 points. Milwaukee ran away with a sweep on both sides capturing 137 points on the women's side and 125 points on the men's side.