Detroit Mercy Women - Women's Distance Medley Relay Team Captures Fourth Place on Day One
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (2/23/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy indoor women's track and field saw the distance medley relay team come in fourth place on the first day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Youngstown State at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS). The UDM women sit in the seventh position with seven points after the first day.
The distance medley relay team posted a time of 12:30.81 to earn four points as Sara Taylor (3:48.5), Alani Letang (58.5), Sarah Martinez (2:22.7), and Katrina Oberski (5:20) were the Titans who put together the effort for the UDM scoring.
In the women's pentathlon, Aisha Potts-Tyre started off the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.29 time and a fifth-place finish, while Hana Hunt set a new personal record with a time of 9.79, the 13th best time in school history. The 800-meter race had Hunt win the event in 2:28.85, while Potts-Tyre had the best Titan long jump at 4.89m/16-0.5.
In the high jump, Hunt had the top mark at 1.57m/5-1.75 in a three-way tie, while Potts-Tyre had a strong showing in the shot put coming in fourth at 9.59m/31-5.75. Hunt was ninth in the shot put with a PR of 8.59m/28-2.25 and Amanda Campbell was right behind that in tenth (8.11m/26-7.25)
Potts-Tyre finished the day in sixth place with 2,993 points, Hunt was seventh tallying 2,943 points and Campbell recorded 2,655 points and stands in eighth.
The Titans also had a scorer in the weight throw as Allyson Koglin continued her fine season coming in fifth and taking home a pair of points with a throw of 14.97m/49-1.50.
The 60-meter hurdles saw Brandee Hart take third in her heat and fifth overall with a time of 9.03 to advance to the finals, while Jasmine Greene established a huge personal best of 57.28 in the 400-meter race that gives her the fifth-best qualifying time in the field heading into Sunday's final.
Nicole Meisner also advanced to the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.78 and freshman Allison Garner lowered her PR by .01 seconds to 7.83, and just missed reaching the finals by another .01 seconds.
The 800m had Sarah Martinez set a new indoor personal best with a mark of 2:17.24 and a chance in the finals on Sunday.
Live scoring and video of Sunday's events will be available with coverage on the Horizon League Network starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.