Detroit Mercy Women - Hart Earns Sixth, New PR in 100H

Detroit Mercy Women - Hart Earns Sixth, New PR in 100H

Provided by Detroit Mercy

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- The Al Owens Classic at the Grand Valley State Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium was the site for this past weekend's track and field meet. Brandee Hart placed sixth overall in the women's 100m hurdles setting a new personal high in the process as the Horizon League Outdoor Championships approach and are just two weeks away.

Hart qualified for the finals in the 100H by setting a new PR at 14.95. In the finals, she bettered that at 14.52 to place sixth overall. The mark is also #2 all-time in the Titan record books.

Zeinab Baydoun improved her PR in the 3000m steeplechase (11:21.55) as she came in fourth.

Ciara Curley-Poppe improved on a PR in the 1500m for the second straight week and placed 14th of 66 with a time of 4:48.48. Also in the 1500m, Sara Taylor set a new PR of 5:09. 80 as Taylor added a second new best in the 800m at 2:30.52.

The 400m race saw Nicole Meisner (1:00.46) and Malita Rutherford (1:00.50) place as the top two Titans at 15 and 16 respectively while Shannon Marchant also ran a 1:03.06. Olivia Smid timed in at 1:07.20 in the 400m hurdles.

In the 5000m distance run, Rachel Hofsess finished in 19:30.82 and set a new personal best.

The 4x400m team of Hart, Nikia Duncan, Rutherford and Meisner ran a time of 4:03.44 placing 7th out of 22 teams.

The triple jump saw two Titans place in the top ten as Whitney Rogers had a jump of 11.06m, good for fourth, while Kayla Zauner leaped 10.60m for eighth.

Detroit will have one more weekend of competition to prepare for the Outdoor Championships as they will compete in the Drake Relays, Hillsdale Relays and the Lyle Bennett Open at Central Michigan all scheduled for next week with the team to split in different directions.