TU women's indoor track and field team is jubilant after its big wins at the G-MAC conference at the University of Findlay Feb. 22-23.
by ASHLIN LINDSEY
Tiffin University's women's indoor track and field team won first place in the Great Midwest Athletic conference held at the University of Findlay on Feb. 22-23.
The women hit a fantastic score of 188.50 overall, reaching five short-term marks in the conference, two all-time, and hitting two personal records. This event is the first time the indoor track and field team won the G-MAC conference.
Freshman Marisa Gwinner, hit her NCAA personal record in the high jump and took first place, setting an all-time personal record of 1.75 meters.
Senior Brittany Holbrook placed first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.72 seconds.
Junior Shalbe Evans took first place in the long jump with 5.61 meters.
Senior Kirsten Camp won the pentathlon with 3.459 points.
Gwinner said she tells herself to never forget why she started competing, "Sometimes, being a college athlete you get so tired of doing the same things everyday, but I just sit back and think I started track because I wanted to compete in college. I want to be All-American all four years of school," she said. "I want to be so many things that I can't let my mind get stuck on being tired. I always like to think during competitions to "focus, breathe, compete" because sometimes emotions can get the best of us and can throw us off focus and that's never good, you have to be mentally strong in any sport.
Coaches Keith Reiter and Dennis Martin said they were happy for the team and all its accomplishment and are honored to be coaching at Tiffin University among a great group of athletes.