Eleventh-ranked Monmouth (Ill.) pulls out win in Engineer Invitational
No. 11 Monmouth (Ill.) finished first at Saturday’s Engineer Invitational hosted by Rose-Hulman.
The teams used a combination of strong top-four finishes to score a 144 at the nine-team meet. The Fighting Scots won nine points ahead of Bellarmine, while No. 7 Washington (Mo.) finished third with 115.
The Scots dominated the throws, finishing 1-2-3 in the weight throw and taking four of the top five spots in the shot put. Allison Devor led the charge, moving to fourth nationally in both the weight throw and shot put. A four time All-American, she won the weight throw with a mark of 56’10-3/4” and was first in the shot at 45’2-1/4”. Raven Robinson took second in the weight while improving her national ranking to 15th with a throw of 52’0”. Erin Maul rounded out the top three with an effort of 46’10-3/4”.
In the shot, Robinson took third at 43’8” while Kayla Corzine rounded out the top three with a 40’-0” to place fourth. Maul was just behind her trio of teammates in fifth place after launching the shot 37’2-1/2”.
The Scots landed two second-place finishes and one third in jumps after all three Scots turned in lifetime-best performances. Emily Tysma led the vertical jumps with the second-best high jump in the nation. She cleared a career-high of 5’6-1/2” to put her second at the meet and second in the national standings. In the pole vault Steven Andris and Joe Ward turned in identical personal-bests of 14’9”. Andris was awarded second and Ward took third based on the number of attempts.
Monmouth earned two wins on the track. Rachel Bowden captured the lone individual Monmouth win in the running events, breaking the tape in 800 with a 2:20.12 while Alyssa Edwards took third in 2:26.38.
A career-best time and one nearly career-best highlighted Marlee Lane’s meet. She placed second, just one second off the pace in the mile with a lifetime-best of 5:25.19. She was then just 26 one-hundredths off her personal-best to take third in the 3,000 with a 10:50.64.
The Scots’ 4x200 relay teams scored a top-three finish. The squad of Hainline, Kimarri Campbell, De’Janaie Matthews and Alex Kuykendall took second in 1:48.40.