April 6, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. - Junior Kristina Bolterstein won the high jump with a clearance of 5-8 3/4 and freshman Brittney Bernardoni placed second in the pole vault with a height of 12-5 1/2 as the Miami University women's track and field team wrapped up the first day of competition at the Duke Invitational. Miami totaled six top-ten finishes Friday at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Bolterstein was the only Miamian to turn in a first-place finish Friday as her clearance of 5-8 3/4 was tops in a field of 33 high jumpers. Bernardoni added a runner-up finish in the pole vault, finishing only a half inch short of a career-best clearance. Both Bolterstein and Bernardoni have placed in the top two in their respective events at each of the first three meets of the outdoor season.
Four additional Miamians turned in top-10 finishes, including sophomore Alexis Lape's fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. Lape clocked in with a time of 1:02.68 and was joined in the event's top 10 by junior Julia Dempster, who placed seventh. A pair of seniors notched Miami's final two top-10 finishes, as Kim Horning placed seventh in the 400 meters (58.99) and Teresa Bis finished eighth in the hammer throw (160-07).
Miami also finished with four additional top-15 showings, led by a pair from junior Mia Fiegelist. Fiegelist clocked in with a 14th-place time of 4:52.68 in the 1,500 meters and followed with a 15th-place time of 11:13.64 in the 3,000 meters. Horning added a 12th-place distance in the triple jump (35-10 3 /4), while sophomore Elise Bottarini finished 15th in the hammer throw (153-11).
The RedHawks resume competition at the Duke Invitational tomorrow at 9 a.m. Live results are available at www.goduke.com.