HIllsdale College - Oren Sets Steeplechase Record at Hillsdale Invitational

HIllsdale College - Oren Sets Steeplechase Record at Hillsdale Invitational

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Emily Oren has already written herself into history with the Charger women's track program. On Saturday afternoon, she did it again.

Oren shattered the school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Hillsdale Invitational, the team's first home meet of the season. She finished the complex and challenging race in 10:56.54, shaving more than nine seconds off the old record. She became the first Charger female to ever complete the steeplechase in less than 11 minutes.

Her win helped Hillsdale to 166 total points at the meet, good for first among the six teams competing. The other teams all came from within the GLIAC - Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan, Lake Erie, Wayne State and Ferris State.

The Chargers racked up a total of four first-place finishes at the meet. Freshman Allison Duber won the first outdoor race she ever ran at home, winning the 400 in 56.58 seconds. Charger runners took three of the top four spots in that race.

Amy Kerst, a GLIAC indoor champion, won the 800 meter run in 2:15.17. Freshman Dana Newell duplicated Duber's feat by winning in her home outdoor debut, taking first in the hammer throw, tossing it 44.71 meters.

Throwers Heather Lantis and Amber Mueller also had strong finishes. Lantis took second in the shot put (12.28 meters), while Mueller was second in both the javelin throw and the discus throw. Sophomore hurdler Corinne Zehner finished third in both the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles.