BG track and field finishes seventh at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge

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The BG track and field team was back in action this weekend after a week off following the UC Early Bird Relays in Cincinnati, Ohio.

It traveled to the University of Toledo to take on athletes from Toledo, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Detroit Mercy, Hillsdale College, Siena Heights, Findlay, Concordia and Spring Arbor in the Toledo Collegiate Challenge.

Many BG athletes placed in events this weekend and were led by senior Ashley Harris, who had eight points for fifth place finish in the hammer throw and the shot put events. Harris also placed 11th in the discus.

Sophomore Anna Pomento also scored points for BG in a throwing event. She earned eighth place in the shot put and finished seventeenth in the discus event.

The Falcons did well in the high jump event. Freshman Emily Gerken finished fourth in the event and freshman Krystin Reiser finished seventh; seven points were won in this event alone.

BG runners also put up a good fight this weekend in Toledo. Junior Felicia Jefferson earned two top ten finishes with a fifth place finish in the 400-meter dash and a sixth place finish in the 200-meter dash.

Sophomore Allorian Horne also finished in the top ten in two events. She finished eighth in the 200-meter dash and sixth place in the 100-meter dash. Also, freshman Natalie Sommerville finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles race.

Junior Allison Welmer earned a third place finish in the 400-meter dash, which ended up being the Falcons’ best finish for the day.

BG won eight points from the two relay events that they participated in on Saturday. The 4×100 relay team finished third and the 4×400 relay team placed eighth in their event.

The Falcons finished the invitational in seventh place with 42 points.

The Falcons’ will return to action this weekend as they travel to East Lansing, Mich. to compete in the Spartan Invitational.