Southern women pick up three titles at Emporia State Invite

Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern women picked up three titles today at the Emporia State/State Farm Relays held at Zola Witten Track / Fran Welch Stadium in Emporia.

The Lions picked up wins from Kylie Cornman in the shot put, Sydney Haase in the pole vault and Whitney Hardy in the high jump. 

Hardy led a 1-2 finish in the high jump as she took the title with a provisional height of 5-6.50. Shelby Sutherland was second with a height of 5-3. Miriah Johnson, Kaylee Morgan and Emily Paullus placed 8th and 11th, respectively. 

Haase led another 1-2 performance, this time in the pole vault as she cleared the bar in a height of 11-5.75. Ashleigh McFarland and Melanie Bower both had the same height as Haase, but placed second and fourth, respectively on fewer misses. 

Cornman took home the title in the shot put with a big provisional distance of 47-9.25. She won by a margin of two inches and that distance currently ranks sixth in Division II and is tops in the MIAA. Cornman also placed fourth in the unseeded discus throw. 

In other action, Emily Weldin placed seventh in the 400m with a time of 58.84, while Cassy Kendrick was tenth in the 5k. 

A limited number of athletes will be competing in the heptathlon at Cowley County Community College this Wednesday and Thursday, while the whole team will compete at Pittsburg State a week from today.