Eager to begin the 2019 outdoor season after the success of the most recent indoor campaign, Ashland University's men's and women's track and field teams competed on Day 1 of the Winthrop Adidas Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C., on Friday (March 22).
Among the combined six provisional marks for 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships (May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas) were three Eagle women's hammer throwers. Senior Mackenzie Leigh was second at 57.59 meters/188-feet-11, senior Natalie Helenthal took third at 55.59 meters/182-feet-4, and redshirt freshman Lindsay Baker was fifth at 54.08 meters/177-feet-5.
Baker earned a second provo mark in winning the women's shot put at 14.95 meters/49-feet-0¾, while junior Ellie Jindra provisionaled and won the women's high jump at 1.70 meters/5-feet-7.
The second and final day of the Winthrop Adidas Invitational will be Saturday (March 23) at 9 a.m.