Aquinas Women Finish Third at GVSU's Al Owens Classic
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The Aquinas women's outdoor track & field team placed third overall out of 17 teams at the two-day Al Owens Classic at Grand Valley State, which finished up on Saturday (Apr. 21). A number of Saints put together automatic and provisional qualifying performances during the competition, as AQ was the top non-Division II school in the final standings.
Aquinas scored 84.5 points over the two days, finishing behind only host Grand Valley State (168.5 points) and Northern Michigan (113). The Saints finished ahead of the remaining 14 schools, including fourth-place Wayne State (82) and Davenport (37), which rounded out the top-five schools.
Rose Russo (FR/Jenison, Michigan) placed fourth in the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.60 seconds. Three Saints placed in the 200 meter dash, with Courtney Truss (SR/Traverse City, Michigan) winning the race in an automatic-qualifying time of 24.67 seconds. Truss' time is also the second-fastest in AQ history in the event. Analis Floyd (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished seventh in 25.55 seconds, slightly ahead of Jordan Goodman (FR/Fountain, Michigan) and her eighth-place tally of 25.57 seconds.
Adri Sigafoose (SR/McBain, Michigan) was victorious in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:11.95, which improves her automatic qualifying mark in the event. In the 5,000 meter run, Janie Noah (SO/Middleville, Michigan) finished in 17:53.06 for a fifth-place finish.
Megan Hicks (SR/Mt. Clemens, Michigan) finished as the runner-up in the javelin throw with a toss of 36.00 meters. In the pole vault, Erin Drouillard (SR/Mecosta, Michigan) tied for fourth place with a vault of 3.46 meters.
Amore Brown (JR/Flint, Michigan) finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles in 14.76 seconds and tied for seventh place in the high jump at 1.55 meters. Her time in the hurdles is a provisional qualifier. Brown tied with teammate Yara Marie Hugo (FR/Aschaffenburg, Germany) at that height. Hugo also placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 11.16 meters.
Two of the top three finishers in the 3,000 meter steeplechase were Saints, as Tannah Adgate (SO/Wayland, Michigan) and Molly Peregrine (SR/Traverse City, Michigan) placed second and third overall. Adgate's provisional time of 11:27.30 was good for second and is also the second-fastest in school history, while Peregrine finished in 11:30.22 for a third-place mark. Peregrine's time is the third-fastest in Aquinas history in the event.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Truss, Russo, Goodman, and Eunice Eyamba (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) placed second in a time of 47.73. Goodman and Truss also paired with Floyd and Sigafoose in the 4x400 meter relay, with that quartet finishing third in 3:51.28. Both teams recorded automatic qualifying marks with their times.
AQ will split up next weekend (Apr. 27-28), as the Saints teams will compete at the Hillsdale Relays and the Calvin College Invitational on both days.