Women's Track & Field: Relay Team Runs Mount Union to Wooster Invite Title

Steph Donley (photo by Joe Colon)
Steph Donley (photo by Joe Colon)

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's 4x100 meter relay team won the event running the fastest time in NCAA Division III so far this season in leading the Purple Raiders to the team title at the Wooster Track & Field Invitational Saturday.

The team of freshmen Daijana Johnson (Alliance / Alliance) and Rachael Adams (Louisville / St. Thomas Aquinas) with juniors Steph Donley (Carrollton / Carrollton) and Katie Goedecke (Cuyahoga Falls / Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) posted a time of 47.28 which also set a stadium record.

Adams, Goedecke and Donley also went second, third and fourth respectively in the 100 meter dash.

Senior Marisa Rinaldi (Tallmadge / Tallmadge) won the 400 meters (58.67) and was second in the 200 meters (25.70) while the Purple Raiders also got a win in the 1500 meters from junior Hilary Reigle (Madison/Madison) with a time of 4:54.35.

Two more second place finishes came from freshman Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington) in the 800 meters and Abbey Eisenbrown (Ellwood City, Pa. / Lincoln) in the pole vault.

Rounding out the top performances were third place finishes from freshman Quinn Crowe (New Sprigfield / Springfield Local) in the discus, senior Kelani Nuckols (Lodi / Cloverleaf) in the triple jump and freshman Lindsay Thut (Aurora / Crestwood) in the 400 meters.

Mount Union totalled 155.5 points which bested second place Walsh (131.5) by 24 points.

The Raiders host the John Homon Open next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8 at Mount Union Stadium.

Mount Union Invitational

Team Scores

1. Mount Union 155.5, 2. Walsh 131.5, 3. Oberlin 94.5, 4. Cuyahoga Community College 79.5, 5. Ohio Welseyan 66, 6. Wooster 65, 7. John Carroll 50, 8. Earlham (Ind.) 28.5, 9. Kenyon 25, 10. Mount Vernon Nazarene 23, 11. Notre Dame (Ohio) 10.5