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    BGSU track and field’s Mateya Haintz wins gold at the MAC Championship

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    Bowling Green track and field junior thrower Mateya Haintz won the women’s hammer throw event at the MAC Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday with a mark of 58.44 meters.  

    Haintz also recorded throws of 57.89, 58.27, 54.87 and 57.19 meters.  

    Haintz was named an All-MAC First Team selection and qualified for the NCAA East Regional in hammer throw last season.  

    She has won the MAC Championship in hammer throw in back-to-back years, winning gold in 2023 with a throw of 60.08 meters, the fourth-best mark in program history.  

    The Falcons also had several other athletes place high in other events on Thursday.  

    Senior Katherine Mendenhall finished second in the women’s heptathlon high jump event with a mark of 1.69 meters.   

    Mendenhall also placed seventh in the women’s heptathlon 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter events with times of 15.31 and 26.76, eighth in the women’s heptathlon shot put event with a throw of 9.77 meters and 11th in the women’s javelin throw with a mark of 31.67 meters.  

    Junior Kailee Perry finished second in the prelims for the women’s 1500-meter event with a time of 4:30.66.  

    Meanwhile, sophomore DaMya Barker finished fourth in the prelims for the women’s 400-meter hurdles event with a time of 1:02.39. 

    Overall, the BGSU women’s team sits in sixth place after the first day with 10 points. Eastern Michigan and Buffalo are tied for the lead with 21 points apiece.

    For more stories related to BGSU Athletics, follow Falcon Media Sports Network on X (@bg_fmsn). 

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