YOUNGSTOWN – The Bowling Green Falcons competed on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Youngstown for the Youngstown State University Collegiate Invitational.
The Falcons saw multiple personal records on the day, including a 19 foot, 6.25 inch mark in the long jump from first-place finisher Brianna Richard, putting her third in program history. The senior now holds two of the top seven long jump marks in BGSU history.
Morgan Patterson also PR’d in the long jump, reaching 19-1.5 and placing third overall. Sabrina Imes matched her PR in the long jump at 17-6.
Grace Bradtmueller (43-6, good for fifth place), Lane Anderson (43-2.25), and Jenna Lucas (38-2.75) all threw a PR in the shot put. Bradtmueller (50-10.25) and Anderson (48-8.5) also added PRs in the weight throw, an event that saw Mateya Haintz place fourth.
Adding a top-five finish for the Falcons was Bianca Staples, taking third in the triple jump.
The 4×400 relay team of Darian Braddix, DaMya Barker, Ashley Kisor, and Bianca Staples capped the day with a second-place finish for BGSU, running their fastest relay of the season (3:54.19).
Darian Braddix’s 400 time of 58.67 is the fastest by a Falcon this season. Sabrina Imes matched her PR in the long jump at 17-6. Imes (27.31) and Ashley Kisor (26.64) made their collegiate debuts in the 200.
The Falcons will split up for a pair of road meets next weekend. One group of the team will travel to University Park, Pa., for the Penn State National Open. This meet will be held over two days (Jan. 27-28).
The second group of Falcons will travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational. This will be a one-day event, held on Jan. 27