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Michigan State travels to three separate meets

Senior Becca Buchholtz currently stands first in the Big Ten in the high jump.

April 26, 2012

Penn Relays Information
Drake Relays Information
Hillsdale Gina Relays Information

- Michigan State will divide its track team - sending their athletes to three separate meets over the course of the weekend.  The squad will travel to the Penn Relays and Drake Relays on April 26th, and Hillsdale Gina Relays on April 27th.  Action concludes for all three meets on Saturday, April 28th.  See the above links for information on each event.

Last Week at the Polytan Invitational (University of Indiana)...
Senior Leslie Aririguzo won the women's 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.48.  Aririguzo came close to breaking her own school record in the event, which stands at 13.46.

Four personal records were also set during the weekend with Aririguzo who placing second with a time of 24.38 in the 200 meters, and freshman Alicia Evans who placed third at 24.45.  In the 400 meter dash, Jaelynn Pryor set a career best at 55.71 - which was good for third place overall in the event.

Alysson Bodenbach raced to a fifth-place finish with a time of 2:10.25 in the 800 meters, beating her previous best of 2:13.77 which was set last year at the Notre Dame Invitational.

Last Week at the Al Owens Classic...
Zack Hill, Antonio James, and Drake Veitenheimer were individual winners for the Spartans.



Hill topped all competition in the shot put with a distance of 17.44 meters while Antonio James won the discus at 51.36 meters for a strong showing in the throws.

In distance, redshirt freshman Drake Veitenheimer would earn his first collegiate victory in the men's 1500 meters.  Veitenheimer's time of 3:52.84 would be a new personal best, beating his previous mark of 3:53.28 which he set at the Spartan Invitational in early April.

Big Ten Top Ten...
The following listings rank individual performances amongst Big Ten competition.

400 Meters  - 4th - Alysson Bodenbach (53.89)
1500 Meters  - 10th - Sara Kroll (4:24.46)
5000 Meters  - 7th - Carlie Green (16:38.09), 8th - Katie Haines (16:38.80)
100 Hurdles - 6th Leslie Aririguzo (13.48)
400 Hurdles  - 8th Jaelynn Pryor (59.79)
4 x 100 Relay  - 5th 46.23 Jesse Owens Track Classic
4 x 400 Relay - 6th 3:40.79 Polytan Invitational
High Jump - 1st - Becca Buchholtz  (5' 10" / 1.78m)
Pole Vault  - 6th Amanda Impellizeri (13' 0.25" / 3.97m)
Long Jump  -  8th Ashley Stacey (19' 6" / 5.94m)
Discus  - 4th Beth Rohl (175' 5" / 53.47m)
Hammer - 6th Beth Rohl (188' 7" / 57.48m)
Javelin  - 10th Stephanie Bochenek (138' 7" / 42.25m)

1500 meters  - 7th  Josh McAlary (3:45.19)
5000 meters - 9th David Madrigal (14:02.54)
High Jump - 6th Kevin Jackson (6' 11" / 2.11m)
Triple Jump - 6th Jarred Gambrell  (49' 9.75" / 15.18m)
Shot Put  - 4th Zack Hill (60' 7.75" / 18.48m)
Discus - 5th  Lonnie Pugh (186' 11" / 56.98m)
Hammer - 6th  Jay Gillespie (200' 11" / 61.23m)

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