Competing at the Allegheny College Gator Invitational, the junior sprinter set a Robertson Field record with a winning time of 55.67 seconds. It's the fastest time in the Atlantic Region and the seventh fastest in Division III this spring. The top 22 women in each event qualify for the national meet May 25 to May 27 at The Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
While Feldman was writing her ticket to nationals, Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown, N.Y. / Jamestown) was breaking her own school outdoor pole vault record. A junior, Capestrani cleared 11 feet, 8 1/2 inches to finish tied for fifth Friday. It was 2 3/4 inches higher than she went earlier this month.
In the men's pole vault, Justyn Haines (Albion, N.Y. / Albion) cleared 15 feet, 3 1/2 inches to finish third. It was a personal-best for Haines. In the men's 1500m run, (JR) Merlin Joseph set a personal best time of 3:57.25.
The Blue Devils will have two athletes competing this week at the Great Lakes NCAA Final Qualifying meet hosted by Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware OH. (JR) Justyn Haines will look to qualify in the pole vault starting at noon on Thursday. (JR) Anneliese Bienko will be competing in the discus throw starting at 6:00pm.
The top 22 women and 20 men in each event qualify for the national meet May 25 to May 27 at The Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.