TRACK: Cardinals tie for third at Miami Invitational

LorenzGÇÖs performance paces BSU

Last week, unforgiving weather at Purdue kept the Ball State University track and field team from completing all events. It was a complete reversal of conditions in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday.

Under sunny skies and a steady breeze, Ball State finished third at the 25th annual Miami Invitational.

The host RedHawks won the meet with 188 points, with Hillsdale (Mich.) College finishing second with 98 points and Grand Valley State tying with Ball State for third, posting 88 points.

Junior Thekla Lorenz had another outstanding performance for Ball State, accounting for 22 points in individual events. Lorenz won the long jump event, posting a length of 5.73 meters. She also finished second in the javelin throw with a toss of 38.51 meters and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles (14.88 seconds).

Senior Jenna Schmitmeyer also had a solid individual performance, posting 11 points. Schmitmeyer finished second in the 400 meter hurdles (1:03.12) and sixth in the 400 meter dash (58.19 seconds).

Both Lorenz and Schmitmeyer helped accumulate more points for Ball State on the 4x400 meter relay team (3:50.40), along with senior Katie Johnson and sophomore Renyae Owsley.

Ball State posted eight overall top-three finishes. Owsley finished second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.31 and freshman Judah Smith finished third with a time of 57.65. Senior Ali Bishel finished third in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:27.32 and Johnson finished third in the 100 meter hurdles (14.50).

Next weekend, the track and field teams will travel to the University of Louisville for the UL Invitational.

Team Standings
1. Miami (Ohio) – 188
2. Hillsdale College – 98
T-3. Ball State - 88
T-3. Grand Valley State – 88
5. Wright State – 56
6. Dayton – 55
7. Butler – 40
8. Kentucky State 34
9. Cedarville – 21.5
10. Xavier – 20
11. Findlay – 13
12. Valparaiso – 12
13. Tiffin – 11
14. Central State – 8
15. Rio Grande – 4


Women 100 Meter Dash
15. Katie Johnson – 12.72
17. Erica Campbell – 12.82

Women 200 Meter Dash
13. Thekla Lorenz – 26.17
20. Erica Campbell – 26.91

Women 400 Meter Dash
2. Renyae Owsley – 57.31
3. Judah Smith – 57.65
6. Jenna Schmitmeyer – 58.19

Women 800 Meter Run
9. Emily Zets – 2:19.54
10. Renyae Owsley – 2:20.12
11. Judah Smith – 2:20.20
14. Brittany Ade – 2:20.77
18. Christine Talhelm – 2:23.63

Women 1500 Meter Run
20. Sarah Kehe – 4:55.99

Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
6. Sarah Kehe – 11:42.52

Women 5000 Meter Run
3. Ali Bishel – 17:27.32
18. Kelsey Nielsen – 18:43.83
19. Madeline Goheen – 18:51.75
25. Lisa Arrowsmith – 19:16.69

Women 100 Meter Hurdles
3. Katie Johnson – 14.50
4. RaJae Marable – 14.72
5. Thekla Lorenz – 14.88

Women 400 Meter Hurdles
2. Jenna Schmitmeyer – 1:03.12

Women 4x100 Meter Relay
4. RaJae Marable, Erica Campbell, Sharise Logwood, Katie Johnson – 48.55

Women 4x400 Meter Relay
2. Katie Johnson, Thekla Lorenz, Renyae Owsley, Jenna Schmitmeyer – 3:50.40

Women High Jump
9. Thekla Lorenz – 1.52m

Women Long Jump
1. Thekla Lorenz – 5.73m
7. Lindsay Bangert – 5.22m
T-14. Sharise Logwood – 4.89m

Women Triple Jump
4. Megan Cherry – 10.74m

Women Discus Throw
9. Tyra Schantz – 39.58m

Women Hammer Throw
8. Tyra Schantz – 47.39m
13. Jordan Puckett – 42.96

Women Javelin Throw
2. Thekla Lorenz – 38.51m

Women Shot Put
24. Elizabeth Flinner – 9.40m


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