FHSU women's track and field posts 13 top-three finishes in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Fort Hays State women's track and field team recorded one provisional performance, captured three event victories and placed 13 in the top 3 at Saturday's Washburn All-Kansas Invite (Jan. 23). The Tigers totaled 143 points in the team competition to finish in first place.
Freshman Alexandra Hart again cleared the NCAA Division II provisional threshold, winning the high jump competition after clearing the 5-6.50 bar on her third attempt. Returning All-American Summer Kragel placed third in the event after clearing a height of 5-1.25.
Emily Salmans took home first place in the 800m run after posting a season-best time of 2:18.45. Faith Little was third to cross the line in 2:20.72.
Brooke Navarro led a trio of Tigers that swept the podium in the 3000m run, posting a time of 10:38.62. Abigail Stewart (10:57.92) and Mya Navarro (11:40.32) placed second and third, respectively.
Mattie Rossi finished third in the finals of the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.20. Rossi also placed second in the long jump after clearing a personal-best distance of 17-11.00.
Lyric Holman finished third in the 400m dash after crossing the line in 59.89. Gretchen Kuffel earned a third-place finish in the mile run after turning in a time of 5:20.90 in her first collegiate race.
The 4x400m relay team of Rossi, Salmans, Holman and Taylor Savolt teamed up for a second-place finish, completing the race in 3:57.93.
Paris Wolf placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 35-5.75.
The Tigers will continue their season next week when they sent athletes to a pair of meets. FHSU will send some back to Topeka on Friday (Jan. 29) for the Washburn Open while the remainder of the team heads north to Kearney, Neb. on Saturday (Jan. 30) for the UNK Charlie Foster Classic.