Rodenfels, O’Dea Set Indoor Records at Anderson
ANDERSON, Ind. (CentreColonels.com) – The final indoor team meet of the 2017 schedule wrapped up for the Centre women's track and field team as the Colonels competed in the Fred Wilt Invite. The meet was not scored, but like the previous indoor meets, this one saw indoor program records fall.
The first record to go down happened in the triple jump, where freshman Molly O'Dea (Louisville, Ky.) outdid herself. O'Dea went 36-04.75 to break the record she set two weeks ago at DePauw in her collegiate debut. The jump was also good enough to finish in second place overall.
Sophomore Annie Rodenfels (Centerville, Ohio) set her third indoor record in as many meets, this time in the 5k. Rodenfels crossed the finish line in 17:36.60 to finish second overall. The 5k marked the third different event that has seen Rodenfels establish a new Centre indoor record during her sophomore campaign.
Senior Anastasia Lyon (Lexington, Ky.) had one of the best days of her collegiate career, posting personal bests in all events. Lyon won the long jump, covering 16-11.50. Her 60m time of 8.16 was good enough for second place. Lyon also finished fifth in both the 200m and the triple jump.
Junior Aja Leachman (Louisville, Ky.) posted her highest finish of the year in the shotput, taking third place overall with a throw of 35-08.75.
In the high jump, senior Caitlin Yockey (Morrow, Ohio) took third place overall with a clear of 5-02.00. Junior Emily Winkler (Louisville, Ky.) finished sixth after clearing 5-00.00. Sophomore Taylor Singleton (Hendersonville, N.C.) took fifth place in the pole vault with a clear of 9-06.25.
The Colonels had two other runners post what would have been scoring times in the 5k as freshman Courtney Gibson (Catlettsburg, Ky.) took sixth place with a time of 20:23.71, while freshman Olivia Honaker (Brandenburg, Ky.) finished right behind at 20:47.46.
In the 400m, freshman Hannah Jazdzewski (Lexington, Ky.) placed third with a time of 1:04.85, while junior Lydia Myers (Lenoxburg, Ky.) took fifth place in event, finishing in 1:06.35. Jazdzewski also finished sixth in the 200m with a time of 27.98.
Next up for the Colonels will be the Polar Bear Last Chance at Ohio Northern, an opportunity to bolster events in the hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships.