AU Women Take Early Lead At GLIAC Meet

AU Women Take Early Lead At GLIAC Meet

The AU women's track and field team ended the first day of the 2014 GLIAC Indoor Championships in first place. This year's championship event began on Saturday (Mar. 1) at Hillsdale.

The Eagles ended the first day with 64 points. Defending champ Grand Valley State is second with 55 points. The women's race includes 12 teams.

Ashland's men's team is second with 31 points. The lead belongs to Grand Valley State with 54 points. The men's field is made up of 10 teams.

A full day of action is slated for Sunday (Mar. 2).

Jennifer Bjelac had a big day for the Eagles. She won the long jump (18-8.50) and was first in the pentathlon with 3713 points. That hits the "B" standard for nationals. Macy Caldwell was third in the pentathlon with 3627 points. That's also a provisional mark for nationals.

In the weight throw, Jessica Bridenthal won the GLIAC crown with a throw of 67-6.75. Kim Habegger was second (65-11.50).

The men's distance relay took first place in 9:54.59. That's a provisional time for nationals. That quartet included Nick Hall, Jacob Cook, Brian Baum and Drew Windle.

Zac Ball was first in the weight throw. He hit the automatic standard for nationals with a throw of 70-8.0.