Hillsdale (Women) Crashes Northwest Ohio Track Meet

Hillsdale (Women) Crashes Northwest Ohio Track Meet

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The Hillsdale College women's track team carried the Michigan banner proudly at Friday night's Northwest Ohio Invitational.

As the only non-Ohio school in the field of 10, the Chargers were the outsiders, but came away with first place at the meet with 162 points, their depth and balance across many events evident in the results. Hillsdale's 162 points easily out-distanced second-place Findlay, who had 121 points. Ashland was third with 109.

Deploying a lineup that didn't even include former All-Americans Emily Oren and Kristina Galat, the Chargers got some outstanding performances in both running events and field events in the meet, held at the University of Findlay.

Chloe Ohlgren broke her first school record, taking first place in the triple jump, clearing 37 feet, 5 inches (11.4 meters) to shatter the old record by 4 inches. She also took first in the long jump with a mark of 5.29 meters, earning 20 points for Hillsdale.

Sophomore Madison Estell also picked up valuable points for Hillsdale in those events, taking second in the triple jump and third in the long jump.

Freshman Kristina Freeman took ownership of her first school record, winning the high jump by clearing 1.72 meters, which was also an NCAA provo mark. That translates to 5 feet, 7 3/4 inches, which beat the old record, which had stood for 19 years, by 2.75 inches.

Senior captain Corinne Zehner continued her dominance of the 60 meter hurdles, taking first place with a time of 8.84 seconds.

Sophomore Hannah Watts won the 800 in 2:16.38, giving her another NCAA provo time.

Hillsdale's depth in the distance events was formidable, even without Oren and Galat. Junior Molly Oren won the mile run in 5:07.58. The Chargers swept the top four places in the mile, with oren joined by Hannah McIntyre, Allysen Eads and Andrea Bodary.

Hillsdale went 1-2-3 in the 3000 meter run, led by senior Kate Royer's winning time of 10:25.04. Not far behind her were Amanda Reagle and Meredith Dider.