The Ball State track and field hosts the only home indoor meet of the season in the Field Sports Buidling on Feb. 17. The Cardinals will travel to Ypsilanti, Michigan to compete against 11 other teams in the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 24 and 25. Kyle Crawford // DN
RECAP: Ball State track and field opens outdoor season
Ball State track and field finished 10th in their first outdoor track meet at Butler University in the Stan Lyons Invitational.
Senior Danielle Dahl came back and ran for the first time in a year for the Cardinals after red-shirting last year. She ran in the 400-meter race and won it with a time of 58.72 seconds.
“[Dahl] is more of an 800-meter runner,” head coach Brian Etelman said, “so she stepped down and did a really good job today.”
Ball State results
1500 Meter Run
15) Jordan Timmons 4:57.41
26) Emma Maddelein 5:10.02
35) Mary Momper 5:47.43
400 Meter Dash
1) Danielle Dahl 58.72
400 Meter Hurdle
3) Olivia Ashba 1:05.93
3000 Meter Run
4) Brooke Talhelm 10:19.28
7) Kitty Taylor 10:29.69
11) Maritza Rodriguez 10:40.39
13) Stephanie McElhaney 10:44.38
15) Hannah Cummings 10:50.26
19) Jessica Bryzek 11:12.51
20) Emma Manchess 11:13.81
24) Meliza Rodriguez 11:18.17
4x400 Meter Relay
1) Jasmine Harris, Amber Jones, Jazmin Smith, Peyton Stewart 3:58.50
2) Olivia Ashba, Danielle Dahl, Peyton Kneadler, Gabby Sims 4:01.97
1) Regan Lewis 1.66 m
8) Megan Graves 1.41 m
1) Kelsey Walters 12.28 m
1) Adrienne Mayfield 38.65 m
Along with Dahl, junior Adrienne Mayfield started off the outdoor season right by winning in discus. She scored a personal best for herself with a 38.65 meter throw, 9.80 meters more than second-place Rachel Rehkamp from Eastern Kentucky.
The two Ball State teams for the 4x400-meter relay finished first and second. The first place team of freshman Jasmine Harris, freshman Amber Jones, sophomore Jazmin Smith and sophomore Peyton Stewart finished with a time of 3:58.50. The second place team of senior Olivia Ashba, Danielle Wrong, freshman Peyton Kneadler and junior Gabby Sims came close behind at 4:01.97.
Etelman said the Cardinals accomplished what they needed to and are excited to head down to North Carolina State for the Raleigh Relay next weekend.