Detroit Mercy - Personal Records Fall at Sacramento State for Women's Track and Field

Detroit Mercy - Personal Records Fall at Sacramento State for Women's Track and Field

Provided by Detroit Mercy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (4/13/2013) -- The University of Detroit Mercy women's outdoor track and field team escaped the 40 degree temperatures in the Midwest for the sunshine and blue skies of California as the team competed in the Mondo-Mid Major Challenge Thursday through Saturday in Sacramento, California in an event hosted by Sacramento State and many personal records fell over the course of the meet.

Other Titans were scheduled to compete Saturday at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational at Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan but the event was rescheduled due to inclement weather and Detroit will not be competing on the new date.

The multi-events were first up at Sacramento State and Hana Hunt and Amanda Campbell were competing in the heptathlon.

Hunt set a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.38 while Campbell was close behind at 17.57. Hunt set another personal best of 26.53 in the 200 meter dash and Campbell timed in at 27.40. Hunt wrapped up day one with 2382 points to sit in 13th while Campbell had 2154 points in the 16th position.

The second day saw a PR from Hunt in the 100 meter hurdles (16.38) and also the long jump (4.72m/15-6). Hunt would finish the heptathlon with a new career-best of 3927 points and the No. 3 Titan all-time best for 13th place overall with Campbell not far behind at 3392 points and 16th overall.

In the discus throw, Allyson Koglin had a toss of 36.84m/120-10 and Lauren Berlin had a throw of 33.88m/111-02. The two also had the chance to go up against Stephanie Brown-Trafton who won a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Koglin was also in the hammer throw and finished sixth with a launching of 48.67m/159-8 while Berlin added a new personal best with a mark of 39.25m/128-9.

In the 5000 meter race, Louisa Coppola came in third making her debut in the event with a time of 17:36.62 and she moved into the No. 2 spot on the Titan all-time list. In the 1500 meters, Coppola nearly doubled up with anothre PR but just missed it with a time of 4:44.61.

Also in the 1500m, Ciara Curley-Poppe had a season-best of 4:47.76 while Katrina Oberski ran 4:59.90. Sarah Martinez posted a season-best in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.66 and Curley-Poppe was close behind at 2:20.67.

Zeinab Baydoun had a time of 11.54.75 to place 9th in the 3000 meter steeplechase while Olivia Smid ran a season-best of 67.56 in the 400 meter hurdles to place 10th

It was a busy day for the sprinters as Brandee Hart had a season-best in the 100 meter hurdles at 14.70 to place ninth. In the 100 meter dash, Nikia Duncan ran a 12.53 and Nicole Meisner clocked in at 12.87. In the 200 meters, Hart ran 25.29 and Duncan came in at 25.80.

The 4x100 meter relay had Bri Soule, Duncan, Hart, and Meisner with a time of 48.90 and in the other relay competition in the 4x400m, the Titans finished with a mark of 4:07.11 as Hart, Martinez, Smid, and Duncan made up the group.

The Titans finished with 14 points and an eighth place finish over 19 events with the multi-events not counting for the score.

For the next UDM competition after this weekend, the Titans will not travel as far as the team will participate in the Eastern Michigan University Twilight next Friday and Saturday in Ypsilanti.