Cornerstone - Track & Field competes in rare Thursday meet at Siena Heights

Cornerstone - Track & Field competes in rare Thursday meet at Siena Heights

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ADRIAN, Mich. – The Track & Field teams competed in a rare Thursday meet at Siena Heights as they got away for Easter break a little early. The Golden Eagles had strong showings on a cold and windy day in Adrian as they will return to action next weekend at Grand Valley State University.


In spite of overcast skies and wind chill below 40 degrees, Cornerstone's Dan Door threw a new best in the hammer throw for the third week in a row.

After an opening round foul, the fifth-year senior sent the sixteen pound ball 163' 7", adding over nine inches to the his previous best from last week. Also throwing well was classmate, Gabe Turner whose fifth round attempt measured 160' 7", putting him over the 160' mark for the second straight meet. The pair finished fifth and sixth in the event.

Turner also advanced to the finals in the shot put with a mark of 43' 11 ¼".

On the track, junior Zach Feldpausch, had the top finish of the day for the Golden Eagles. Feldpausch ran a personal best of 4:02.38 to take third in the 1500 meters.


Gabby Holyfield took down the school record while winning the hammer throw on a cool, blustery day at the Don Kleinow Invitational hosted by Siena Heights.

On her second throw of the competition, the junior from Belding, MI sent the four-kilogram ball 156' 11" adding one inch to the school record set by Vicki Wittingen in 2005. On her next attempt, Holyfield added more than four feet to the record with a mark of 161' 3", which also bettered the NAIA provisional qualifying standard.

In addition to her win, the Golden Eagles took the runner up spot in three other events. The 4 x 100 meter relay, composed of Mia Adams, Tess Odegard, Makayla Clum and Shaina DenBesten ran 49.58 for second behind Siena Heights. Megan Quick's 1:01.41 was good for second in the 400 meters and Ally Rabe set a personal best of 11:50.08 for second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

Other personal bests included Cathy Coryell's 18:23 for fifth in the 5,000 meters. Valerie Richter was seventh at 18:38 and Rachel Gohn lowered her best to 19:40.07 in thirteenth.

Cassie Jager and Cathy Kim reach personal bests in the pole vault, tying for seventh at 10' 6".

Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves