GREENVILLE, Ill – Carlie Vannatta (JR/Zionsville, Ind.) and Jezri Rinehart (SO) picked up automatic qualification to the NAIA Outdoor National Championships for the Olivet Nazarene University women's track and field team on Friday, April 14 at the Greenville Selects Meet. The Tigers finished second overall at the event hosted by Greenville College (Ill.).
Rinehart posted the top mark for collegiate entries in the discus with a 43.77m mark to earn her automatic trip to Alabama in May. Vannatta will join Rinehart on the bus thanks to her second place finishing the hammer. She posted a 51.09m throw. Rinehart also added a provisional qualification in the hammer throw, finishing fourth overall with a 48.45m mark.
Other top finishes:
- Jennifer Cox (SO/Caldwell, Idaho) – 100m dash, 10th place (13.16)
- Jennifer Cox – 200m dash, 10th place (26.41)
- Jenna Philson (SO/Horton, Mich.) – 400m dash, sixth place (1:00.68)
- Abigail Oloctt – 400m dash, seventh place (1:01.90)
- Angela Budach (FR/Woodridge, Ill.) – 800m run, seventh place (2:31.24)
- Sarah Ray (SR/Warsaw, Ind.) – 1500m run, eighth place (5:01.85)
- Emily Troemel (JR/Ingleside, Ill.) – 100m hurdles, eighth place (16.97)
- Emily Troemel – 400m hurdles, 10th place (1:11.43)
- 4x400m Relay – Jennifer Cox, Meghan McGowan (SO/San Antonio, Texas), Samantha McClary (FR/Byron Center, Mich.), Jenna Philson – third place (4:03.91)
- Anne Brown (JR/New Sharon, Iowa) – high jump, first place (1.62m)
- Mattice Lana – pole vault, seventh place (2.90m)
- Savannah Ko (SO) – pole vault, seventh place (2.90m)
- Shariden Varner (FR/Cedar Lake, Ind.) – pole vault, seventh place (2.90m)
- Kylie Bradley (SR/Portland, Tenn.) – long jump, first place (5.65m)
- Kylie Davis (SO/Eureka, Ill.) – shot put, first place (13.28m)
- Carlie Vannatta – shot put, third place (12.30m)
- Jezri Rinehart – discus, first place (43.77m)
- Carlie Vannatta – discus, second place (41.28m)
- Hannah Gee (SR/Tyler, Texas) – discus, third place (39.42m)
- Kylie Davis – discus, fourth place (39.28m)
- Blake Inglis (SO/Fishers, Ind.) – discus, 10th place (35.36)
- Carlie Vannatta – hammer, second place (51.09m)
- Jezri Rinehart – hammer, third place (48.45m)
- Kylie Davis – hammer, fifth place (47.20m)
- Reise Wyatt (JR/Newton, Ill. ) – hammer, sixth place (46.49m)
- Kylie Braldey – javelin, first place (45.61m)#
- Blake Inglis – javelin, sixth place (31.08m)
- Holly Spenser - javelin, fifth place (31.89m)
Washington University (Mo.) finished first overall with 191.99 points. Olivet put 127.99 points on the board for the day to take second place. Illinois Wesleyan University finished third with 93.83, followed by Lindenwood University (Mo.) with 73.33 and Greenville with 57.33.
Olivet will return to action on Friday, April 21 at the Augie Invite hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Events are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.