Presley Sets Pole Vault Record at Brady/Turner Open

Presley Sets Pole Vault Record at Brady/Turner Open

ANGOLA, IND.  --  Sophomore Autumn Presley (Pleasant Lake, Ind./Angola) set a school record in the pole vault to help the Trine University women's indoor track & field team win the Sean Brady/Keith Turner Alumni Open at the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Athletic and Recreation Center in Angola, Ind.

Trine recorded 117 team points to capture the overall event.  Manchester University finsihed second with 109 points and Grace College rounded out the top three schools with 93 points.

Highlighting the afternoon was Presley's effort in the pole vault.  Presley cleared the bar at a height of 10' 4.00" to surpass the previous school record by four inches.  Her mark was good enough to place second in the event.

Sophomore Stephanie Hartpence (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) competed in several events both on the track and in the field events and posted multiple top-five finishes.  On the track, Hartpence captured the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.55.  In the field events, she was the runner-up in the high jump after a best height of 5' 0.25" and she placed third in the long jump following a leap of 15' 8.75".

Sophomore Paige McGonigal (Coventry Twp., Ohio/Coventry) completed alongside Hartpence in the 400m and placed fifth after running a time of 1:10.52.

Also in the running events, two Trine runners placed in the top-five in the mile run with sophomore Chloe Brittain (Breckenridge, Mich./Breckenridge) placing second in a time of 5:25.25 and freshman Amira Faulkner (Bellbrook, Ohio/Bellbrook) was fifth at 5:31.08.

Junior Elizabeth Lohman (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) and freshman Alli Smith (Temperance, Mich./Temperance Bedford) both placed in the top-five in the 3000-meter run with Lohman finishing second in a time of 11:18.73 and Smith was third at 11:20.35.

Senior Massie Jo Maskow (Howe, Ind./Lakeland) rounded out the top finishes in the running events with a fourth-place effort in the 60-meter hurdles after running a time of 10.30 seconds.

In addition to Presley and Hartpence in the field events, sophomore Valerie Obear (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) won the weight throw with a toss of 50' 11.00" and fellow sophomore Anna Kmec (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) placed fourth with a distance of 40' 4.75".

Kmec also posted a top-five finish in the shot put after recording a best toss of 36' 0.25" which was good enough for third place overall.

Up next for the Thunder will be the annual Don & Riley Zimmer Classic next Saturday (Jan. 18) at the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Athletic and Recreation Center.  The first events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.