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2014-04-05 Olivet takes 2nd at Greenville Select
2014-04-05 Olivet takes 2nd at Greenville Select

Olivet takes 2nd at Greenville Select

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 at 11:59 PM

GREENVILLE, Ill. – On what was arguable the nicest day so far this spring, the Olivet Nazarene University women’s track and field team showed up at the Greenville College Select Meet on Saturday, April 5 ready to compete.  In all, the Tigers captured gold in six events, led by senior Rachel Carman ( Keokuk, Iowa) and sophomore Amy Blucker (Galesburg, Ill.) with two each.

The Tigers finished second overall in the 11 team field with 116.5 points, while Lindenwood University (Mo.) took first with 133.50. Rounding out the top five were Illinois Wesleyan University with 103, Washington University (Mo.) with 89 and the host with 54.

Carman set a new school record in the high jump when she posted a 1.65m (5’ 5”) performance. She followed that up with another first place finish in the long jump, notching 5.38m (17’8”).  Meanwhile, Blucker captured the titles of the hammer throw and the shot put, setting new school records in both.  She tossed the shot put 14.41m (47’ 3.5”) and the hammer 51.93m (170’ 4”). She also took second in the discus, throwing 41.35m (135’8”). Junior Jacqueline Fayne (Chicago) won the long jump, posting 10.84m (35’ 6.75”).

On the track, junior Kammie Goedhart (Rochester, Minn.) posted a 58.10 in the 400m to take first place. Senior Christy Trank (Winnebago, Ill.) and junior Kylie Lippencott (Crawfordsville, Ind.)finished 2-3 in the 800m, posting times of 2:19.54 and 2:20.60, respectively.

Next up, some of the Tigers head to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for the Sea Ray Relays from April 10-12. The rest of the squad will head to Western Illinois University on Satuday, April 12 for the Lee Calhoun Invitational.