AKRON - The Bowling Green indoor track and field team completed the opening day of the Akron Invitational Friday night. The Falcons had limited members competing on the first evening. Events are split into gold and blue divisions with gold divisions being the top-ranked athletes entered into each event.
Dana Gates finished sixth out of 10 in the blue division of the long jump with a distance of 17-feet-2.75, exactly two inches shy of her season best. Freshman Jasmine Redman competed in the gold division of the 5000, competing in the event for the first time in her career. She finished 11th out of 24 in a time of 18:24.69.
Freshman Kayla Velasquez competed in the blue division of the discus, a non-traditional indoor event. She finished third of four females in the field with a distance of 125-11.