LEXINGTON, Ky.—Six Transylvania University track and field members combined for eight personal records on Saturday as the Pioneer women finished fourth and men finished eighth in the inaugural Pioneer Invitational. It was the first ever track meet held at the Transylvania Athletic Complex.
In the women's track events, the Pioneers picked up seven top three finishes. In the 200 meter dash, Jordin Fender picked up the win with a time of 26.38, Katie Cohron and Erin Marek placed first and third respectively in the 400 meter dash with times of 1:00.74 and 1:02.69. Shelby Catlett added a third place finish with a time of 21:59.18 in the 5000 meter while Fender picked up her second win of the day with a time of 15.45 in the 100 meter hurdles. The Transylvania relay team of Fender, Shelby Auxier, Savannah Hemmer and Bethany Herron placed second in the 4x100 relay and Cohron, Marek, Auxier and Cora Kerber won the 4x400 relay.
In the field events, Taylor Sanders picked up personal records of 32.11 in the discus and 33.23 in the hammer throw. Sanders also added a fourth place finish in the javelin event with a distance of 27.31 meters. Jerod Metz set a new school record with a throw of 28.91 meters in the hammer throw.
Sprinter Cole Green started things off strongly for the men, winning the 100 meter dash in 11.10 seconds and the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.53. Henry Kramer added a personal best 2:16.10 in the 800 meter event. A 56.09 effort from Brian Daffin was another personal record for the Pioneers. Kyle Sprague's time of 4:27.12 was good for 11th place in the 1500 meter run but was one second off of the school record for the Pioneers.
Brad Easterling added PRs of 29.89 meters in the discus and 27.19 meters in the javelin to round out the day for the Pioneers in field events.
The Pioneers return to action next Saturday at Hanover College.