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Priscilla Timmons (5) and Megan Gaysunas (4) finished fifth and second, respectively, at the BG Opener.

Rocket Track and Field Travel to Geneva, OH for SPIRE Midwest Invite

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 01/30/2014
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TOLEDO, OH - Following almost a three-week hiatus, the Toledo women’s track and field team will return to action on Friday, Jan. 31 for the two-day SPIRE Midwest Invite located in Geneva, OH at SPIRE Institute. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and will resume again at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

It its last outing, UT placed third in the BG Opener on Saturday, Jan. 11. The Rockets finished behind Mid-American Conferene foes Western Michigan and Ball State.

Toledo took six of the top eight spots in the one mile run as junior Megan Wright (Miamisburg, OH) recorded the win with a time of 4:55.33, setting a personal best and hitting a MAC auto qualifying time as well. Juniors Megan Gaysunas (Granville, OH) and Brooke Tullis (Maumee, OH) finished second and third, respectively, and junior Priscilla Timmons (Vancouver, WA) placed fifth.

Senior Kristal Studer (Bright, IN) added another win for Toledo, finishing first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:15.63, a personal-best. Sophomore Lindsey Burdette (Jackson, MI) placed fourth in the same event, while sophomore Maja Pacaric (Zagreb, Croatia) added a second-place finish in the 800-meter run.

Alexa Jarrett, a sophomore from Orrville, OH placed second in the pole vault with a height of 10-feet-11.75 and freshman Ty’Shai Freeman placed third in the high jump at a height of 5-feet-1.0. Freshman Kyesha Neal placed sixth in the weight throw but broke the UT record with a throw of 51-feet-8.25.

Senior Amber Brown (Springfield, OH) added a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.65, and classmate Sarah Woodrum (Marion, OH) finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.62.

The Rockets travel to South Bend, IN next weekend to compete in the Meyo Invitational.

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