February 5, 2016

Wolverines compete at Oberlin Crimson & Gold

OBERLIN, Ohio -- Junior Katie Hess (Medina, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump to lead the Grove City College women's indoor track and field team in its first meet of the 2016 calendar year at the Oberlin Crimson & Gold Invitational on Friday evening inside Heisman Field House.

Hess recorded a best mark of 33 feet, 6 inches (10.21m) in the triple jump while fellow junior Rachel Watson (Jackson Center, Pa./Lakeview) took second in the event with a top leap of 32 feet, 5.5 inches (9.89m) for a 1-2 Wolverine finish.

In the long jump, Hess's mark of 15 feet, 6 inches (4.72m) was good for second while Watson placed fifth with a jump of 13 feet, 11.75 inches (4.26m).

Junior Melanie Packard (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) took third in the pole vault, just missing her own school record by clearing 10 feet, 2 inches (3.10m), while senior Lydia Rittenhouse (Elizabethtown, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) was third in the 60 hurdles in 10.77 seconds.

Sophomore Margi Haiss (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) led the Wolverine throwers with a fourth-place heave of 32 feet, 9.5 inches (9.99m) in the shot put, while senior Allison Blain (Danbury, Conn.), junior Lauren Pearce (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) and junior Sarah Williamson (Mount Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) took fourth (28.71), fifth (28.73) and sixth (28.75), respectively, in the 200.

Freshman Elizabeth Donahoe (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) finished fifth in the 400 in 1:04.83 in her Wolverine debut.

Blain, Williamson, sophomore Melanie Wizorek (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) and Pearce finished second in the 4x200 relay in 1:55.03.

Grove City returns to action next Friday at the Baldwin Wallace Mid-February Meet. Competition is slated to begin at 4 p.m.


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