UDM - Women’s Track and Field Improves to 21-0 All-Time at IPFW
Provided by UDM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (1/23/16) – The University of Detroit Mercy women's track and field team dominated the IPFW Duals from Athletic Center Fieldhouse on IPFW's campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., Saturday afternoon.
The Titans defeated Butler 106-26, Wright State 96-44, Valparaiso 98-24, IUPUI 98-24 and IPFW 88-74. The 5-0 mark, which included nine overall event winners, improved Detroit's record to a perfect 21-0 all-time at IPFW.
In the 4x800m relay, the Titan quartet of junior Samantha Zakalowski, sophomore Sydnie Fetherolf, senior Haley Morairty and sophomore Elizabeth Mullen took first with a time of 10:09.
Junior Ashley Bayles edged the field in the weight throw with a personal record toss of 50'3" (15.33m), becoming the 13th Titan to break the 50' barrier. Bayles later added another victory, this time in the shot put, with a mark of 43'9" (13.36m).
Senior Aisha Potts-Tyre finished third in the shot put with a toss of 39'3" (11.97m), after taking down the 60m hurdles with a 9.15 mark, while junior Paige Anderson finished eighth at 10.08.
Potts-Tyre picked up another win, this time in the long jump, clearing 17' (5.18m). She collected her third win of the duals in the triple jump, setting the mark at 36'6" (11.13m), just shy of her personal record.
Senior Allison Garner clocked in at 7.87 to take down the 60m dash, while A.J. Carnathan checked in at 8.10, good for third. Vizard finished fourth with a mark of 8.18.
Garner and Vizard took down first and second in the 200m dash, with Garner taking first at 26.67 and Vizard clocking in at 26.82.
In the 400m run, freshman Kye Dozier led Detroit with a second-place finish of 59.84, while junior Jayona Dent finished third at 59.99.
Dent, Dozier, Vizard and Mullen took home the crown in the 4x400m relay, setting the pace at 4:01.
Zakalowski finished fifth in the 800m run with a mark of 2:23.24.
Devon Sutton finished third in the 3,000m run, finishing with a time of 10:47.
The Titans will enjoy a brief break before returning to action next weekend at the Saginaw Valley State Invitational.