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Ashland Athletics | January 31, 2014

DII: Fantastic Friday for No. 4 Ashland

FINDLAY, Ohio -- For the second consecutive Friday, the Eagles put in a full day, starting at mid day and competing late into the evening. A week ago, AU was at Youngstown State. This Friday the Eagles were at home.

At Findlay, Megan Tomei finished first in the shot put (46-00.50) and and the weight throw (55-5.50). Both of those distances are provisional marks for the NCAA championships.

Jamie Sindelar was the runner-up in the shot put (45-10.50) and Abigail Burgdorf was second in the weight throw (53-7.75).

In the women's elite weight throw, Jessica Bridenthal was third (67-8) and hit the automatic qualifer for the NCAA championships.

Jennifer Foster led the field in the high jump (5-10). Megan Uzzel was second in the pole vault (10-8) and Marlecia Holston was third in the long jump (17-00.75). Shaunisha Winter was third in the triple jump (35-11.25).

On the track, Anna Mion was first in the 1000-meter dash (3:03.16). Delainey Phelps was second (3:08.46) and Austin Borton was third (3:10.02).

Jackie Genetin finished second in the 800 (2:17.77). She now has a provisional mark for nationals. Jillian Bajaksouzian was the runner-up in the mile 5:24.91. On her heels in third place was Emma Daugherty (5:28.24).

Kylee Bernthisel was third in the 3000 (10:39.21).

Macy Caldwell had another outstanding effort. She was second in the 60 hurdles (8.71). That time is a provisional qualifier. Caldwell was on the 4X4 relay that came home second (3:58.38).

No. 6 Central Missouri at Missouri Southern Invite

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Central Missouri came away with two provisional marks on day one of the Missouri Southern Invite. Erin Alewine and Katie Cassidy, both recorded provisional marks for UCM.

Alewine finished in second place in the pentathlon with a provisional score of 3,679 points. Cassidy came in seventh with a provisional score of 3,235. Former UCM national champion Lindsay Lettow won the event with 4,282 points.

Nikki Douglas and Madison Smith both qualified for Saturday's finals in the 60 hurdles. Douglas qualified second with a time of 8.98, while Smith qualified fifth in a time of 9.15.