(Findlay, Ohio) With the rest of the team headed for Geneva, OH, four members of the Cornerstone Women's Track & Field team headed south instead of east to compete at the University of Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic to contest events offered there.
Brittany Green competed in the pentathlon: five events with each performance awarded points based on a set of scoring tables. The highest total wins.
Green got off to a mediocre start. Her 9.65 in the 60 meter hurdles was more than 4/10ths of a second slower than her best this season, and sixth out of eight competitors. The high jump went better as Brittany cleared 4' 9.5", just two centimeters off her best. She carried that momentum into the shot put, one of her strongest events. A 37' 6.75 mark on her third attempt was nearly six feet better than the next competitor. After shot put, Green hoped to make up ground in the long jump, her best event. The 2012 Indoor All-American in the event fouled her first two attempts, leaving her just one more opportunity. Green adjusted her approach to make sure she planted behind the takeoff board and got in a legal jump of 17' 8.75" – more than a foot off her best, but good enough for second place and 671 more points. To finish the competition, Green ran less than two seconds away from her PR in the 800 meters, clocking 2:35.59 for seventh and 378 points.
Brittany's total score of 3,256 was good for third overall out of eight women and well over the NAIA minimum reporting mark of 2,700.
The day concluded with the 3,000 meter race walk. Representing Cornerstone were 2012 All-American Monica Lawrence, sophomore Brianna Griffiths and freshman Kayla Ovokaitys, making her debut in the event. Needing to finish in 16:30 or faster to better the NAIA automatic qualifying standard or the provisional mark of 17:30, Lawrence and Griffiths put themselves on pace in the early laps and maintained their speed and their form. Monica finished fourth in 16:16.93 earning her third straight trip to Indoor Nationals. Griffiths lowered her PR by 1:41 to place fifth in 16:41.14 and post her first national qualifying performance. Ovokaitys took seventh in 18:17.15.
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