Hillsdale - Women's track 1600 relay team shatters 18-year-old school record
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April 21, 2012 - Like their counterparts on the men's team, the Hillsdale College women's track team split up its talent between the Vanderbilt Invitational in Tennessee and the Al Owens Invite in Allendale, Mich. this weekend.
At Venderbilt, junior distance runner Amanda Putt tested her wares against Division I competition, and finished second in the 5000 meter run with a time of 16:29.96.
The women's 4x400 relay team joined forces to run a 3:51, breaking a school record that had stood since 1994. Anytime a record that's old enough to be drafted into the armed forces falls, it's a significant accomplishment by the new record holders.
Several field event athletes stayed closer to home, competing at the Al Owens Invite on the campus of Grand Valley State University.
Hammer throwers Kathy Dirksen and Shannon Neby each earned NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the event, both making throws better than 52.5 meters.
Adrianna Yancho finished among a whole bunch of high jumpers, who tied for fifth place with a mark of 1.60 meters.
The Charger track teams will now look forward to Thursday, the start of the always-anticipated Hillsdale College Gina Relays.