Women Track And Fielders Take Top Spots At Spartan Open Saturday
April 10, 2004
EAST LANSING, Mich.- The Michigan State track and field teams hosted the 2004 Spartan Open today at the Ralph Young Track in East Lansing, Mich. Twelve teams competed in the competition with five Spartans finishing in top spots for State.
Senior Michelle Carson took the title in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:22.92), while freshman Sarah Stornant and sophomore Leigha Christian finished second (11:17.17) and third (11:48.94), respectfully in the same event.
Junior Aimee Keenan, senior Cindy Durocher and freshman Katie Kelly placed third, fourth and fifth, respectfully, in the 1500-meter run. Keenan finished with a time of 4:43.77, while Durocher had a time of 4:46.94 and Kelly finished with a time of 4:47.31. Sophomore Michelle Rafferty finished the 5000-meter run in third place with a time of 18:14.54.
Freshman Genevieve Gourlay finished fifth (14:95) in the 100-meter hurdles, while the Radermacher twins ran well in the 400-meter dash with Shannon Radermacher placing second with a time of 57.93 and Megan Radermacher placing fifth with a time of 59.24.
Freshman Cynetheia Rooks claimed the title in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.24 and placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time 12.16, while junior Naomi Williams placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.24.
Senior Sarah Adelaine won the hammer throw and the shot put, while placing second in the discus. Adelaine finished the hammer throw with a toss of 182-1, the shot put with a toss of 48-7 1/4 and the discus with a throw of 156-9.
Freshman Michelle Rossio placed second in the shot put with a toss of 43-0 1/2 and finished third in the discus with a toss of 139-10.
Freshman Melinda Buckmaster took the title in the javelin with a toss of 133-09.
Senior Sherita Williams took the long jump and triple jump titles, finishing the long jump with a jump of 19-6, while finishing the triple jump with a leap of 40-4. Also in the long jump, sophomores Taren James and Rhianna Stalter placed third (18-1 3/4) and fourth (17-4 1/4), respectfully, in the same event, while James finished second in the triple jump (38-9 3/4).
Junior Mickie Rzepka finished in second place in the pole vault with a leap of 12-0, while senior Shiloh Wint placed fifth (10-6). Junior Danielle Linenger placed second in the high jump with a leap of 5-6, while freshman Allison Bzdok finished fifth (5-4 1/4).
State will compete next at the Mt. Sac Multi in Walnut, Calif. on April 16-17.
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