CU - Women's T&F overcomes weather at Hillsdale/Calvin

CU - Women's T&F overcomes weather at Hillsdale/Calvin

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HILLSDALE/GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - With a week to go before the conference championship, the CU Women's Track & Field team spent three days between the Hillsdale Gina Relays and the Calvin Tune Up meets looking for good competition and good conditions. They got one out of two as the weather worsened each day.

Thursday at Hillsdale, Kelly Momber (FR/Grand Rapids, Mich.) began the two-days of the heptathlon with the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters. Ally Rabe (SO/Portage, Mich.) raced to a new best time in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. The sophomore placed eighth in the open section running 12:51.30.

Friday morning brought a chilly wind as Momber did long jump, javelin and the 800 meters to conclude the Hep. Her scores for the seven events totaled 3159 points, putting her eighth.

By afternoon the sun emerged during the 400 meters. Racing in the same heat, freshman Makayla Clum (FR/Rockford, Mich.) and sophomore, Megan Quick (SO/Harrisville, Mich.) finished fifth and sixth with Clum recording a season best of 1:00.19 and Quick 1:00.61. Valerie Richter, Quick, Joy Reist (SO/Traverse City, Mich.) and Brooke Owens (JR/Sterling Heights, Mich.) combined to run 9:35.48 in the 4 x 800 meter relay and finished fourth. Senior, Audrey Tremaine (SR/Jackson, Mich.) ended the day with a 4:46.53 effort in the championship section of the 1500 meters to place fourteenth.

Back in Grand Rapids, Gabby Holyfield took fifth in the javelin at the Calvin Tune Up meet. Her mark of 92' 7" was a new best.

Saturday, at Calvin, a chilly wind and steady drizzle couldn't prevent Tremaine from a personal best of 2:20.52 to take second in the 800 meters. Freshman Hannah Drake (FR/Volant, Pa.) placed second in the triple jump, going 35' 7 ¼".

Steady rain and stronger winds at Hillsdale didn't prevent Richter and Owens from running near best times in the 1500. Richter took eleventh in her heat in 4:59.88 and Owens was eleventh in her section running 5:05.25. Conditions deteriorated further causing the 4 x 400 meter relay to abandon the race and head for home.

The forecast for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships in Adrian May 5-6 is for sunny skies and temperatures in the upper sixties.

Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves