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Outdoor T&F Defeats Bowling Green on Senior Day

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: April 15, 2012
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MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State outdoor track & field team defeated Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green, 121-36, Saturday at University Track in the Cardinals’ first home outdoor meet since March 29, 2003.

Against the Falcons, head coach Randy Heisler and the Cardinals celebrated Senior Day with seniors Thekla Lorenz (Hamburg, Germany), Madeline Goheen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) and Christine Talhelm (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central).

Lorenz led the Cardinals with four event wins in the 100m hurdles (15.03), the 400m hurdles (1:04.86), the long jump (19-3.50) and javelin throw (110-7/33.52m), in addition to combining with Jordan McMillan (Portland, Ind./Jay County), Rebecca Lomax (Indianapolis, Ind./Southport) and Janae Taylor (Richmond, Ind./Richmond) on the first-place 4x100m relay (47.20).

In the sprint events, Taylor tallied victories in the 100m dash (12.13) and 200m dash (25.67) and Talhelm won the 800m run (2:16.28), while junior MaryKate Mellen (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City) added a victory in the 1500m run (4:46.56) and junior Allison Blanck (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) won the 5000m run (18:44.08).

In the 3000m steeplechase, freshmen Courtney Edon (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and Caitlynn Edon posted a 1-2 finish with times of 11:29.45 and 11:53.02, respectively.

In the field events, Lomax tallied a leap of 5-5.25 for first place in the high jump, freshman Hannah Ciasto-Poor (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South) placed first in the pole vault (10-8.75/3.27m) and junior Alyssa Hurlburt (Huntington, Ind./Huntington North) added a first-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 34-1.25.

Additional top performances for the Cardinals include victories in the shot put (40-9.50/12.43m) and discus throw (146-5/44.63m) by junior Melissa Dodaro (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) and Lywanna Melvin’s (Aurora, Ill./Bowling Green) win in the hammer throw (134-1/40.88m).

The outdoor track & field squad returns to action next Saturday and Sunday in the Polytan Invitational at Bloomington, Ind.

100m Dash

1st - Janae Taylor (12.13)

4th - Jordan McMillan (12.54)

5th - Rebecca Lomax (12.67)

6th - Christina Crawford (12.99)

200m Dash

1st - Janae Taylor (25.67)

3rd - Jordan McMillan (26.46)

5th - Christina Crawford (27.45)

400m Dash

2nd - Judah Smith (58.54)

4th - Hannah Lange (1:00.93)

5th - Katie Behrendt (1:01.08)

800m Run

1st - Christine Talhelm (2:16.28)

2nd - MaryKate Mellen (2:17.43)

3rd - Emilee Zets (2:20.97)

4th - Madeline Goheen (2:24.29)

8th - Esther Tirado (2:32.87)

1500m Run

1st - MaryKate Mellen (4:46.56)

2nd - Madeline Goheen (4:51.60)

3rd - Esther Tirado (5:11.14)

5000m Run

1st - Allison Blanck (18:44.08)

100m Hurdles

1st - Thekla Lorenz (15.03)

3rd - Lindsay Wallace (16.56)

400m Hurdles

1st - Thekla Lorenz (1:04.86)

3000m Steeplechase

1st - Courtney Edon (11:21.15)

2nd - Caitlynn Edon (11:47.80)

4x100m Relay

1st - Jordan McMillan, Thekla Lorenz, Rebecca Lomax, Janae Taylor (47.20)

High Jump

1st - Rebecca Lomax (5-5.25/1.66m)

2nd - Haley Austin (5-3.00/1.60m)

5th - Kelsey Jackson (4-11.50/1.51m)

Pole Vault

1st - Hannah Ciasto-Poor (10-8.75/3.27m)

2nd - Tara Spitzer-Long (9-2.50/2.81m)

3rd - Brianne Hendrix (8-8.75/2.66m)

Long Jump

1st - Thekla Lorenz (19-3.50/5.88m)

2nd - Christina Crawford (17-10.75/5.45)

3rd - Lindsay Wallace (16-3.25/4.96)

4th - Alyssa Hurlburt (15-5.00/4.70m)

Triple Jump

1st - Alyssa Hurlburt (34-1.25/10.39m)

2nd - Lindsay Wallace (33-4.75/10.18m)

Shot Put

1st - Melissa Dodaro (40-9.50/12.43)

2nd - Tiffany Ray (39-9.25/12.12m)

4th - Marie Lumpkin (35-8.50/10.88m)


1st - Melissa Dodaro (146-5/44.63m)

3rd - Marie Lumpkin (122-2/37.25m)

4th - Lywanna Melvin (119-9/36.5m)

Hammer Throw

1st - Lywanna Melvin (134-1/40.88m)

2nd - Marie Lumpkin (131.6/40.08m)

Javelin Throw

1st - Thekla Lorenz (110-7/33.71m)

2nd - Jorden Traver (102-10/31.34)

4th - Tiffany Ray (90-10/27.68m)

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