No. 4 Ashland shines in last meet before conference championships
ASHLAND, Ohio -- Ashland put together another strong showing on Saturday at the Kent State Tuneup. This was AU's final event before the GLIAC championships next weekend.
Macy Caldwell won the 60 hurdles (8.74) and was third in the high jump (5-5). Mikaela Bush was the runner-up in the 1000 (3:04.58) and Jennifer Foster was second in the high jump (5-8.75).
Shaunisha Winter was second in the triple jump (37-1) and Kim Habegger was second in the weight throw (64-10.75). Delainey Phelps was third in the mile (5:04.50).
In the unseeded high jump Rebecca Koval was first (5-3).
No. 7 Alaska-Anchorage at Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships
NAMPA, Idaho -- Alaska-Anchorage successfully defended its Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championship Saturday.
The nationally-ranked No. 7 Seawolves, led by the women’s Outstanding Performer in sophomore Karolin Anders, furnished 154 points, dispatching second-place Seattle Pacific (125) and third-place Northwest Nazarene (116.33).
Combined throughout the two-day meet, the Seawolves received 12 titles – 10 individual wins and two relay victories. Overall, UAA picked up 23 all-conference honors.
Contributing to the women’s second win in just two years of indoor competition was Anders, a local of Berlin, Germany. Anders became the first Seawolf woman to earn the meet’s Outstanding Performer in indoor and just the second ever in track & field, joining Mary Pearce from the 2006 outdoor meet.
No. 9 New Haven at Northeast-10 Conference championships
BOSTON -- New Haven placed third at the Northeast-10 Indoor Track & Field championship on Saturday evening at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The finish matches the best for the Chargers at the meet. The Chargers amassed 93 team points, finishing behind Stonehill (173) and Southern Connecticut State (143).
Junior Ada Udaya was named the Northeast-10's Most Outstanding Track Performer winning the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.51 seconds and breaking the tape in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.19 seconds to break her NE-10 championship meet record.
Udaya was also named the Northeast-10 Track Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season; she has met the NCAA automatic qualifying times in both the 60- and 200-meter races, both of which are the second best marks in Division II this season.