LISLE, Ill. – Despite the dreary conditions, the Olivet Nazarene University women’s track and field team posted six top five finishes in route to a sixth place overall team finish at the Eagle Invitational hosted by Benedictine University on Saturday, April 13.
Junior Rachel Carman (Keokuk, Iowa) posted a silver medal finish in the long jump at 5.28m. Sophomore Jacqueline Fayne (Chicago, Ill.) finished fourth in the triple jump with a 10.68m. Sophomore Anna Stiker (Waterman, Ill.) finished at 2.99m in the pole vault for a fourth place finish.
On the track, the Tigers were led by sophomore Alexandra Ortiz (Ottawa, Ill.). Ortiz placed third in the 400m (59.06) and ran the second leg in the 4X400m relay (4:02.91) that placed third. Joining Ortiz on the relay were freshmen Kamaria Goedhart (Rochester, Minn.), Kalla Gold (Eureka, Ill.) and Peyton Kirkland (Lindenhurst, Ill.) in the anchor position. Freshman Jordyn Nettleton (Foosland, Ill.) crossed the finish line in fourth place in the 400m hurdles (1:07.68).
The Tigers posted 54 points on the day, well behind the 218 put up by Loyola University (Ill.) an NCAA Division I institution. Second place went to Carthage College (Wis.) with 94 points, while Illinois Wesleyan University finished third with 69.
Olivet returns to the action at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. This year’s event is hosted by the University of Saint Francis and will be held in Joliet, Ill. Action begins at 10:00 a.m.