Pettigrew set a new personal best to win the 100 at the
All-Ohio Championships, guiding the Falcons to a strong effort on day two of
the event, hosted by the University of Cincinnati. The Falcons ended fifth in
the team standings with 67 points, picking up 10 scoring performances on the
Akron won the team competition with 199 points, followed by Cincinnati, Miami and Ohio. The Falcons outpaced Ashland, Ohio State and Dayton to end fifth.
Pettigrew ran the 100 in 11.89 seconds to improve on her season-opening time of 11.91 at the Raleigh Relays. She was the one of two Falcons to score points in the event and one of four to set a collegiate personal best. Freshman Brianna Johnson was eighth in 12.34 seconds and sophomore Tiera Parker sprinted to a 12.41, while senior Dana Gates raced to a time of 12.50.
Parker also set a collegiate outdoor personal best in the triple jump, leaping 37-feet-10.75 to place sixth. That distance was seven inches further than she jumped earlier this year and moves her into fifth in the MAC in 2014.
Junior Natalie Sommerville blazed to a second-place finish in the 400 hurdles, racing to a personal best time of 1:02.32, more than two seconds faster than her previous season best. She was just 0.15 seconds from reaching the Mid-American Conference automatic qualifying mark.
In the 200, sophomore Alicia Arnold ran 24.51 seconds to end fifth, only 0.06 seconds from the MAC auto mark and fourth-best in the conference this year. Sophomore Kera Lamotte following with a personal best time of 25.19 seconds.
Freshman Makenzie Wheat continued to show that she is one of the top freshman shot putters in the country, placing fourth with a toss of 48-4.5, pushing her collegiate best forward by almost 18 inches and placing her fifth in the conference.
Junior Krystin Reiser endured the grueling heptathlon and posted the ninth-best score in program history, completing seven events in two days. In fact, she set her heptathlon career best in five events and tied her career-best in the other two to score 4,529 points – 367 more than she scored a year ago. Reiser won the 800 among all heptathlon competitors and improved from 11th place after the first four events on day one to seventh place by the time day two was complete. Only Becky Barnett (1996-99) and Ginger Lake (1990-91) have ever scored more points in the heptathlon in BGSU history.
Redshirt junior Brittany Sinclair ran a season-best 56.89 seconds in the 400 to end sixth, while senior Tina Perrine and redshirt freshman Kori Reiser both set personal bests and scored points in the discus. Perrine was fifth at 151-10 and Reiser finished seventh at 147-8.
Bowling Green will compete in split squad meets during the upcoming weekend. Andrea Alt, Jasmine Redman and Pettigrew will head to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. while the rest of the team heads to the Bluegrass Classic in Lexington, Ky.
Akron 199, Cincinnati 109.5, Miami 97, Ohio 83, Bowling Green 67,
Ashland 56, Ohio State 46, Dayton 30.5, Findlay 29, Wright State 25,
Cedarville 15, Ohio Dominican 10, Xavier 6, Central State 4, Ursuline 2
Heptathlon – 7. Krystin Reiser 4,529
Shot put – 4. Makenzie Wheat 48-4.5
High jump – 11. Raven Porter 4-9.75
Triple jump – 6. Tiera Parker 37-10.75, 11. Raven Porter 33-9.25
Discus – 5. Tina Perrine 151-10, 7. Kori Reiser 147-8, 18. Taylor Decker 127-5, 19. Makenzie Wheat 127-1
1500 – 12. Lindsay Kaatz 4:50.91
400 – 6. Brittany Sinclair 56.89, 14. Natalie Sommerville 58.98, 18. Gabrielle Edwards 59.75
100 – 1. Jeanette Pettigrew 11.89, 8. Brianna Johnson 12.34, 11. Tiera Parker 12.41, 13. Dana Gates 12.50
400 hurdles – 2. Natalie Sommerville 1:02.32, 9. Connor Kempf 1:04.32, 10. Demetra Taylor 1:04.47
200 – 5. Alicia Arnold 24.51, 13. Kera Lamotte 25.19, 19. Brianna Johnson 25.63