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Saints Women's Track & Field Finish Fifth at WHAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Saints Women's Track & Field Finish Fifth at WHAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The 13th-ranked Siena Heights women's track and field team finished with 88 points for fifth place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Asia Gardner was the WHAC champion in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.72 giving her 10 team points and a spot on the first team All-WHAC. She also scored four team points with a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 25.66. She finished her day scoring two points in the long jump with a leap of 5.34m (17-6.25) for seventh place.

Kierra Rice was the other conference champion for the Saints. She won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.64 to gain 10 points and first-team All-WHAC honors.

Jaymz Gibson finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.42m (11-2.5). That finish earns her second-team All-WHAC as well as eight team points.

Chelsea Short finished the 400-meter run in 59.12 for third place which puts her on the third-team All-WHAC. Julia Forbes also made the third-team All-WHAC in the long jump with a 5.72m (18-9.25) marking. She also tallied two points in the triple jump with a seventh-place, 10.98m (36-0.25) hop.

OTHER SAINTS TO EARN POINTS

• 4x400 relay – Chelsea Short, Asia Gardner, Kira Harris, Delaney Stersic, 4th, 4:05.53 (5 points)

Stephanie Reed – HJ, 4th, 1.60m (5-3) (4.5 points)

Samantha Nowell – PV, 4th, 3.27m (10-8.75) (4.5 points)

Mollie Smith – PV, 4th, 3.27m (10-8.75) (4.5 points)

Manon Lutzke – SP, 5th, 11.89m (39-0.25) (4 points)

Alexis Cordle – 800, 6th, 2:30.03 (3 points)

• 4x800 – Brianna Martin, Michayla Miller, Harneet Singh, Alexis Cordle, 6th, 10:50.11 (3 points)

Brianna Hatfield – HJ, 6th, 1.55m (5-1) (3 points)

Tyler Fugate – PV, 6th, 3.27m (10-8.75) (2.5 points)

• Delaney Stersic – 400m, 7th, 1:00.17 (2 points)

Baleigh Irelan – 60h, 8th, 9.48 (1 point)