Toledo Lands 16 Top-Five Finishers in First Outdoor Meet

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 03/30/2013
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Senior Kiah Douglas won the long jump and finished second in the triple jump on Saturday.

TOLEDO, OH - The University of Toledo Women's Track & Field team received numerous outstanding individual efforts on Saturday during the eighth-annual Toledo Collegiate Challenge on the Fetterman Outdoor Track & Field Facility. UT collected 16 top-five finishes against the 18 other schools competing, while three Rockets won an event.

Four Rockets reached Mid-American Conference automatic-qualifying marks in the first outdoor meet of the spring, including sophomore Julia Pusateri, senior Kiah Douglas and sophomore Carly Molls. 

Pusateri won the 1,500-meter run with a meet-best time of 4:38.03, which placed her fifth on the MAC list. 

Douglas now sits on top of the conference in the long jump after winning the event on Saturday with a distance of 19'6.25". 

Molls got the momentum going in field events with a second-place finish in the javelin throw. She recorded a final distance of 135'8" and now stands in seventh place on the conference chart.

Senior Yuhong Fu won the triple jump after a leap of 38'4", while Douglas was the runner-up at 38'0.75". 

Other great performances on the day included:

Jillian Sledge, third place, 100m hurdles - 14.45 and fifth place, 400m hurdles - 1:05.33
Lindsey Burdette, fourth place, 2,000m steeplechase - 7:22.11
Liz Lemon, fifth place, 5,000m - 17:53.08
Mackenzie Phelps, seventh place, 5,000m - 18:04.24
Amber Brown, second place, 100m - 12.15
Lexis Williams, fourth place, 100m - 12.38
Theresa Warsecke, third place, 1,500m - 4:40.50
Ashley Phillips, Amber Brown, Ciara Dickerson, Lexis Williams, 4x100m relay, third place - 47.18
Allie Missler, third place, javelin - 125'1"
Emily Potter, fourth place, javelin - 119'3"
Alexa Jerrett, sixth place, pole vault - 10'11.75"
Katie Bollin, third place, long jump - 18'5.25"
Elena Cerday, 10th- place, 100m hurdles - 14.85  and  ninth place, 400m hurdles - 1:07.0

The Rockets are back in action on Friday-Saturday, April 5-6 at the Duke Invitational held in Durham, NC. 

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