UPLAND, Ind. -- Trine women's track and field performers combined to set one school record and notch one first-place finish in the Taylor Invitational, held Saturday at Kelser Fieldhouse.
For the second consecutive week, Jenna Gales (Mendon, Mich. / Mendon) set a school record in the 200-meter dash. The freshman ran a time of 26.45 seconds to beat her own school mark set last week by 0.26 seconds. Gales placed fourth in the event. Gales added a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.69 seconds.
Kara Eck (Auburn, Ind. / DeKalb) turned in another strong effort to win the weight throw, launching a throw of 17.38 meters (57 feet, 0.25 inches). Eck won the event by 1.33 meters. SHe added a third-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 12.88 meters (42 feet, 3.25 inches).
Jenn Steyer (Fenton, Mich. / Lake Fenton) added a third-place finish in the weight throw. Steyer's toss was 15.95 meters (52 feet, 4 inches). Steyer has placed in the top three in the weight throw at every meet this year. Her performance was 1.76 meters better than fourth place.
Jensyn Garrow (Archbold, Ohio / Archbold) added a pair of third-place finishes. The sophomore notched a time of 2:24.85 seconds in the 800-meter run.. She added a time of 1:00.35 in the 400-meter dash.
Kyla Binfet (West Yellowstone, Mont. / West Yellowstone) rounded out Trine's highlights on the track with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run. Binfet crossed the finish line in 10:59.54. The time represented an improvement of more than a minute since her first efforts in the event this winter.
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Trine will compete in the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday, Feb. 25 at Calvin College. Events are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.