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Drozdowski, Taylor, and Bloy Lead Crusaders at Day Two of HL Championships
Sunday, March 02, 2014
On the final day of the Horizon League Championships, Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) nearly captured her second individual championship of weekend in the shot put, finishing second in the event, less than one inch from the top mark. Drozdowski threw a season-best 44’10 ¾”. To top off Drozdowski’s impressive showing, the senior was named as the Horizon League’s Most Outstanding Field Performer.
Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) broke her own school record on her way to a second-place finish in the high jump. Taylor cleared 5’6 ½” in the event, beating her previous all-time best mark of 5’6”. Taylor nearly took first in the event, clearing the same height as the eventual winner, but needed more attempts to do so.
Elizabeth Bloy (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) ran for a fourth-best time in program history in the 1-mile run, clocking in at 4:57.10 for second-place overall. Bloy was just two seconds off of the first-place finisher. Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) clocked in several seconds later at a personal season-best 5:04.34 for a fifth-place finish. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) finished ninth in the same event (5:18.73).
In the 400-meter dash, Kelli Wosick (Mount Prospect, Ill./Saint Viator) took eighth-place with a time of 59.64.
The Crusader women finished fifth overall at the league championships with 46 points. Youngstown State took first with 171 points, Detroit finished second (91), Milwaukee-third (76), UIC-fourth (62), Wright State-sixth (42), and Oakland-seventh (39).