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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Lady Miner track 4th in GLVC

  • With the strength of two school records and four second place finishes Saturday, Missouri S&T's women's track & field team finished in fourth place overall at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championships held at the University of Indianapolis.
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  • With the strength of two school records and four second place finishes Saturday, Missouri S&T's women's track & field team finished in fourth place overall at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championships held at the University of Indianapolis.
    The Lady Miners finished the two-day meet with 64 points, ending up 23 points in front of a William Jewell team that it was tied for fourth with after Friday's competition. Bellarmine captured the women's team championship with 156 points to 141 for the host Greyhounds.
    Rachel Ederle and Molly Clement tied for second in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-2 ½, while Mary Ann Bradshaw broke the school record in the triple jump with her second place finish in the event, jumping 37-0 ½.
    S&T also had a second place and school record showing in the 4x400-meter relay that was led off by Bradshaw, as she joined Rachel Lawal, Natalie Updyke and Katlyn Meier to post a time of 4:01.95 that was just over a second off the winning time posted by Bellarmine.
    Taylor Cipicchio finished fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-21/2 - finishing behind Ederle and Clement based on misses – while Sydnee Schram gave S&T a fourth scorer in the event by placing sixth at 10-2¾.
    Sadye Wichmann was seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 35-4 as was Lawal in the 400-meters with a time of 1:01.17 and Meier in the 60-meters in 8.23 seconds. Updyke finished eighth in the 800-meters in a season-best 2:23.87.
    Bradshaw, the winner of the pentathlon on Friday, was the only Lady Miner selected to the All-GLVC first team. The second team members included Ederle, Clement, Lawal, Updyke and Meier.
    Friday
    Bradshaw used a big finish in the final event of the pentathlon Friday to capture the championship.
    Heading into the final event, Bradshaw trailed by 135 points and needed to finish at least 11 seconds faster than Saint Joseph's Samantha Nirva in the 800-meters in order to win the pentathlon and did so, running a winning time of 2:26.62.
    She broke her own school record in the process with a final total of 3,224 points, finishing two points in front of Nirva.
    Later in the evening, Bradshaw recorded a fifth place finish in the long jump with a mark of 17-5¼, while teammate Sadye Wichmann took seventh with a leap of 16-10½. During the pentathlon, Bradshaw had the best mark in that event with a season-best 18-0¼. Missouri S&T's other scoring performance Friday came from Samantha Wermager, who finished in sixth place in the pentathlon with 2,904 points.
    Katlyn Meier qualified for Saturday's finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.03 seconds as did Rachel Lawal in the 400-meters as she posted a time of 1:00.97, her best time of the season in that event.

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