FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Taylor’s Plenseh-Tay Sakeuh hit the NAIA National Championship A-standard qualifying mark to highlight a strong start to the indoor season for the TU women’s track and field team on Saturday.
Sakeuh, a junior from Lapel, Indiana, posted a mark of 5.69 meters to meet the automatic qualifying mark in the long jump. An NAIA All-American in the long jump during the 2017 NAIA Indoor National Championships, Sakeuh will now have an opportunity to better her third place finish at the national championships last season.
A handful of other Trojans also competed on Saturday at the Circle Logistics Warrior Invitational hosted by Indiana Tech. Freshman Lily Walter got off to a strong start in her collegiate debut with a time of 28.50 in the 200-meters.
Walter also competed in the 400-meters, finishing in 13th place with a time of 1:03.18 while fellow freshman Andrea Kempf posted a 400-meters time of 1:08.77.
Lenna Klein was the only other Trojan to compete in the field events as the sophomore posted a mark of 3.07 in the pole vault.
The Trojans will compete again on January 20 when TU travels to the Univeristy of Indianapolis Invitational.