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Taylor Takes Fourth in High Jump to Close out HL Championships

Sunday, May 04, 2014

At the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) led the Crusader women with a fourth-place finish in the high jump. Taylor cleared 5’4 ¼” in the event, missing out on the top-spot by just an inch.

Elizabeth Bloy (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line in a season-best 4:40.46. Bloy also took seventh in the 800-meter run (2:20.34).

Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) and Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) also took top-ten finishes in the 1,500-meter run. Johnson took seventh with a time of 4:46.49, while Zehel followed in eighth at 4:46.52.

Also capturing a fifth-place finish was Jessica Richardson (Columbus Ind./North) in the 5,000-meter run. Richardson finished with a time of 17:58.88 – a season-best.

The Crusaders’ 4x400-meter relay team made up of Kelli Wosick (Mount Prospect, Ill./Saint Viator), Malea Buck (Davenport, Iowa/Central), Bloy, and Zehel captured a sixth-place finish, finishing in 4:09.34.

In the 100-meter dash, Cleo Holt took sixth with a season-best time of 12.52, while Wosick took seventh in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 59.42.

Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) finished eighth in the hammer throw with a mark of 143’0”.

The Crusader women closed out the final day of the Championships with 56 points, which was good for sixth overall. Youngstown State, the host of the Championships, won the team title with 185 points. 

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