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Falcons Beat Toledo For Second Straight Year

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The Bowling Green track and field team won 12-of-18 events as the Falcons defeated Toledo in a dual meet for the second consecutive year, winning 107-75 Friday night at Whittaker Track.
 
Unlike a year ago when the head-to-head meet was determined on the final race, Bowling Green jumped out to an early lead Friday and never looked back. The Falcons took first and second place in each of the first three events to build a lead that Toledo was never able to recover from.
 
In the hammer throw, BGSU took the top three places with redshirt junior Brooke Pleger, ranked No. 4 in the country, winning with a toss of 208-feet-7. Redshirt freshman Kori Reiser was second and senior Tina Perrine placed third.
 
In the high jump, freshman Raven Porter began the best collegiate meet of her career by setting a new personal best with a leap of 5-5. She followed that up by winning the long jump with another personal best, leaping 18-5. Her teammate, freshman Connor Kempf, added a career best at 17-8.75 to end second.
 
Later in the day, Porter set another career best to finish second in the triple jump at 37-0.25. She also threw the javelin for the first time in her career to establish a collegiate mark of 86-3. In the triple jump, Porter placed second behind teammate sophomore Tiera Parker, who set an outdoor personal best in the event at 38-2.75.
 
As the running events began, Bowling Green continued to dominate, posting victories in the 100, 200, 400, 3000, 400 hurdles and 400 relay. Sophomore Alicia Arnold won the 100, while freshman Brianna Johnson was victorious in the 200 after tying her personal best in the 100 to finish second. More freshmen came up winners as Gabrielle Edwards was fastest in the 400 and Mackenzie McMillin outdistanced the crowd in the 3000. Junior Natalie Sommerville just missed her personal best in the 400 hurdles with a time of 62.64 to win the event and Johnson, sophomore Kera Lamotte, Parker and Arnold.
 
The Falcons continued to show their superiority in the late field events as freshman Makenzie Wheat placed first at 44-7.5 and junior Krystin Reiser was second with a personal best 33-11.25. In the discus, Bowling Green again posted the top two results behind impressive PRs from both Perrine and Reiser. Perrine won the event at 164-3, more than 10-feet further than her previous best. Reiser was almost three feet better than her prior career best, posting a distance of 162-8.

Following the win, Bowling Green will have almost two weeks off before competing in the MAC Championships, hosted by Ohio, April 15-17.
 
BGSU 107, Toledo 75
100 – 1. Alicia Arnold 12.32, 2. Brianna Johnson 12.33, 3. Kera Lamotte 12.55, 4. Tiera Parker 12.62
200 – 1. Brianna Johnson 25.92, 2. Kera Lamotte 25.93, 3. Gabrielle Edwards 26.06
400 – 1. Gabrielle Edwards 60.30, 2. Krystin Reiser 66.61
800 – 5. Becca Rae 2:27.38, 6. Lindsay Kaatz 2:42.22
1500 – 3. Becca Rae 4:55.72, 6. Amanda Garlak 5:17.06
3000 – 1. Mackenzie McMillin 10:38.23, 4. Amanda Garlak 10:56.83
100 hurdles – 3. Krystin Reiser 15.78, 5. Natalie Sommerville 16.24, 6. Connor Kempf 16.97
400 hurdles – 1. Natalie Sommerville 62.64, 4. Connor Kempf 67.54
3000 steeplechase – 2. Lindsay Kaatz 12:38.55
400 relay – 1. Brianna Johnson, Kera Lamotte, Tiera Parker, Alicia Arnold 47.24
1600 relay – 2. Tiera Parker, Brianna Johnson, Kera Lamotte, Natalie Sommerville 4:22.65
High jump – 1. Raven Porter 5-5, 2. Krystin Reiser 5-2.5
Long jump – 1. Raven Porter 18-5, 2. Connor Kempf 17-8.75, 3. Alicia Arnold 17-3.5, 4. Dana Gates 16-9.25
Triple jump – 1. Tiera Parker 38-2.75, 2. Raven Porter 37-0.25
Shot put – 1. Makenzie Wheat 44-7.5, 2. Krystin Reiser 33-11.25
Discus – 1. Tina Perrine 164-3, 2. Kori Reiser 162-8, 4. Taylor Decker 137-0, 5. Allie Reynolds 134-3
Hammer throw – 1. Brooke Pleger 208-7, 2. Kori Reiser 182-6, 3. Tina Perrine 179-7, 8. Taylor Decker 143-0
Javelin – 3. Krystin Reiser 86-10, 4. Raven Porter 86-3