WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Sophomore Carrie Coriell took top honors in the javelin throw and added a trio of fourth place finishes to help the University of Rio Grande women’s track & field team to a fourth place finish at last weekend’s Mid-South Conference Championships hosted by the University of the Cumberlands.
Coriell, a native of Lucasville, Ohio and a Marshall University transfer, edged her senior teammate, Mary Beth Schramm (Marietta, OH), with a toss of 98-03 - five inches longer than Schramm’s throw of 97-10.
Coriell also grabbed fourth place in the shot put (39-0.5), discus (122-09) and hammer throw (131-02) en route to a team-high 25 points. Freshman Lauren Stacey (Bethel, OH) was a close second for the honor, tallying 23 points for the RedStorm.
Stacey took second place in both the discus (127-08) and hammer (142-03), while placing fifth in the shot put (38-8.75) and sixth in the javelin (83-05).
Rio Grande finished with 127 points as a team, while Lindsey Wilson (185), Cumberlands (174) and Campbellsville (141) filled the top three positions. Georgetown rounded out the top five with 120 points.
Rio Grande also received double-figure point outings from freshman Chantal Higgin (Delaware, OH), Schramm, junior Renee Davis (Amsterdam, OH) and freshman Clarissa Johnson (Hillsboro, OH). Higgin totaled 14.25 points, while Schramm had 14 points, Davis finished with 10.5 points and Johnson tallied 10.25 points.
Higgin finished second in the 200-meter dash (27.16) and fourth in the 100 (12.92), while Schramm was third in the hammer throw (135-10) and ninth in the discus (95-06), in addition to her second place showing in the javelin. Davis was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:13.20) and sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.17), while Johnson was third in the 400 hurdles (1:10.16) and sixth in the 400-meter dash (1:02.47).
Among the other top finishers for the RedStorm were freshman Nikki Worsham (Beavercreek, OH), who was fourth in the 5,000-meter race walk (30:00.64); freshman McKenzie Coriell (Lucasville, OH), who was eighth in both the long jump (14-10.75) and triple jump (28-05); freshman Alex Ellis (Ona, WV), who was seventh in the 800-meter run (2:29.25); freshman Randi Wray (Bidwell, OH), who was fifth in the pole vault (7-06); junior Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH), who placed sixth in the heptathlon (2070 pts.); junior Rachel Hoffman (Franklin, OH), who was seventh in the heptathlon (2050 pts.) and 10th in the high jump (4-03.25); freshman Shelby Pickens (Racine, OH), who was eighth in both the 100 hurdles (18.16) and 400 hurdles (1:15.48) and ninth in the 400-meter dash (1:07.31); junior Brittany Piccone (Crooksville, OH), who was 10th in the 5,000-meter run (21:20.35); junior Shameca Armstrong (Cincinnati, OH), who was 10th in the long jump (14-0.5); and freshman Alicia Ferrell (Bidwell, OH), who was 10th in the high jump (4-03.25).
The 4x100 relay team (Higgin, McKenzie Coriell, Armstrong, Davis) took fourth with a time of 52.59, while the 4x400 team (McKenzie Coriell, Johnson, Ellis, Davis) was fourth at 4:23.63 and the 4x800 squad - comprised of Ellis, freshman Katie Glover (Ashville, OH), Piccone and freshman Lindsay Golden (Milford, OH) placed fourth in 10:47.34.
Rio Grande is scheduled to return to action on Friday at the Ohio Open hosted by Ohio University.