UDM - Women's Track and Field Wraps Up at Bob Eubanks Open
Provided by UDM
ALLENDALE, MICH. (1/15/16) – The University of Detroit Mercy women's track and field team opened the 2016 indoor season at the Bob Eubanks Open on Friday and will look to build upon several strong performances from the Titans' first meet of the season.
The meet, hosted by Grand Valley State University, featured 18 prominent universities from across the Great Lakes and in the Midwest region.
In the pentathlon, senior Aisha Potts-Tyre set personal records in both the 60m hurdles and the shot put. She finished first in the hurdles with a time of 8.97, the third-fastest of all-time at Detroit, and threw a distance of 41'2.25", clearing her previous personal best by nearly three feet, leading the pack by nearly three meters and setting the 12th-best distance in the Detroit record book.
Potts-Tyre was dominant in the pentathlon, finishing first by nearly 300 points and hitting a 3,305 point total.
Freshman Jhayla Mosley debuted in the pentathlon with a 9.92 mark in the 60m hurdles and finished third in the 800m run with a time of 2:43.59. Mosley's debut in the pentathlon produced a dynamite score of 2,535, the seventh-best mark in Titans history and good for sixth-place in the event.
In the weight throw, junior Ashley Bayles set a personal record with a toss of 15.22m, just two centimeters shy of 50 feet and good for 10th place.
Freshman Kye Dozier performed well in the 400m dash, finishing eighth with a 59.32 mark.
In the 300m dash, the Titans placed three in the top 20, led by Jayona Dent in 15th with a 41.81 mark. Brogan Holmes and Natalie Vizard checked in 17th and 19th, respectively. The trio set several Detroit program marks, with Dent clocking in the 7th-best time in Titans history, Holmes checking in at No. 8 and Vizard at No. 10.
Liz Mullen finished 11th in the 600m run, clocking in with a time of 1:41.41. In the 800m run, Samantha Zakalowski finished 13th at 2:23.94, while Haley Morairty finished 19th with a time of 2:29.17.
In the 4x400 meter relay, the Detroit combination of Dent, Dozier, Vizard and Mullen checked in at fifth with a time of 3:59.79.
The Titans take a weeklong break before returning to action Saturday, Jan. 23 at the IPFW Quadrangular from Fort Wayne, Ind.