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Saints Use Eight Event Wins To Top Larry Cole Invitational at Ohio Northern

Saints Use Eight Event Wins To Top Larry Cole Invitational at Ohio Northern

ADA, Ohio -- The Siena Heights women's indoor track and field team finished first in the team standings with 169.5 team points. The Saints finished 24.5 points ahead of host Ohio Northern to take the top spot. Julia Forbes (Hopkins, Mich.) led the Saints with wins in the long jump (5.64m, A-Standard) and triple jump (10.69m) as well as a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.85. Forbes was also a member of the winning 4x200 relay squad that finished the event at 1:46.12.

Asia Gardner (Westland, Mich.) won both the 60-meter dash (7.75, B-Standard) and the 200-meter (26.05) to help toward the team win. She was also a member of the winning 4x200 relay team. Alexis Cordle (Curtis, Ohio) finished first in the 500 meters with a time of 1:24.50. Kierra Rice (Westland, Mich.) finished first in the 60 hurdles with an A-Standard time of 8.84. She was the second leg of the winning 4x200 relay team and also placed third in the 60-meter dash with a mark of 7.98. Delaney Stersic (Adrian, Mich.) was the final member of the winning 4x200 relay team and was also the final leg of the 4x400 relay squad that won the event in 4:08.19 while also finishing second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.30. The other members of the 4x400 relay team were Sierra Hernandez, Chelsea Short (Madison, Mich.), and Kira Harris (Royal Oak, Mich.).

Stephanie Reed (Bay City, Mich.) cleared the high jump bar at 1.65m, a B-Standard mark, to finish second in the event. Jaymz Gibson (Britton, Mich.) was the last Saint to finish second in her event, the pole vault. She cleared 3.50m, a B-Standard. Daijah Hill was fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.57m. Tyler Fugate () was also fourth in the pole vault by clearing the bar at 3.35m. Chelsea Short finished the 200 meters in 26.91 for fifth in the event. The final top-five finish for Siena Heights came from Xochitl Garcia (Bronson, Mich.) in the mile and the 3k. She finished the mile in 5:44.93 and the 3k in 11:06.04.