Trojans Paced in Win by Pair of Three-Event Champions
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women’s track and field team ran away with a decisive victory at the 2018 George Glass Invitational. With 169 points, the Trojans won the team competition with a comfortable 36-point margin over the second-place finishers, Spring Arbor University.
Taylor was able to secure 10 event titles, three of which were captured by Brianna Jordahl. Jordahl was unstoppable in the throwing events winning the shot put, discus and hammer. In the discus she broke her own school record by nearly six feet, finishing with a mark of 40.74 meters. In the hammer, she reached the NAIA ‘B’ standard with a mark of 48.6 meters. And finishing out her well-rounded performance, Jordahl landed top-honors in the shot put with a toss of 11.9 meters.
Plenseh-Tay Sakeuh joined Jordahl as a multi-event champion taking first place in the long jump and 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 14.97 seconds in the hurdles competition reaches the NAIA ‘B’ standard. Sakeuh rounded out her full day of work by teaming up with Miriam Wood, Livy Walter, and Sarah Robinson to take the top spot in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 49.61. Wood also nabbed an individual win taking first in the 400-meter dash clocking in at 1:00.83.
Also recording individual wins for the Trojans were Amanda Dibley, with a time of 12:12 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Rachel Blagg, with a time of 4:46.02 in the 1,500-meter run, and Livy Schroder in the 5K with a winning time of 18:10.47. Not only was that mark an event-winner, it was also the fifth best time in TU track and field history.
The Trojans will return to action next weekend at the Ball State Challenge. The two-day event will kick off in Muncie on Friday, April 13th and will conclude on Saturday.