Raiders Post Six NCAA Provisional Performances & School Record at Great Lakes Final Qualifier

Cortni Arp (Photo by Ed Hall, Jr.)
Cortni Arp (Photo by Ed Hall, Jr.)

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union's track and field teams posted six provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships along with a school record at the Great Lakes Final Qualifier at Ohio Wesleyan University.

On the women's side, freshman Bri Aveni (Geneva) bested her own school record in the pole vault with a mark of 12-feet, 4.5-inches with currently stands 15th in the national rankings. 

Sophomore Cortni Arp (Copley) and freshman Maryonna Cathey (New London) posted NCAA provisional times in the 400 and 400 hurdles respectively. Arp ran a time of 56.64 which at this time is 17th best in the nation while Cathey is 19th with a time of 1:02.34.

Both of them also combined with junior Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington) and Olivia Powers (Norwalk / St. Paul) to post a qualifying time in the 4x400 meter relay at 3:52.25 which stands 18th nationally.

The men's team, ranked No. 8 in the nation, got season-best and NCAA provisional marks from senior Connor Troyer (Sugarcreek / Garaway) in the 110 meter hurdles at 14.30, which is fifth in the nation and junior Tanner Slack (New Concord / John Glenn) in the high jump at 6-feet, 8.75-inches.

Mount Union will find out Saturday morning how many student-athletes have qualified for next week's NCAA Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio