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UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — The 2015 indoor season shot out to a strong start Friday (Jan. 16) under the direction of first-year head coach Cary Ossiff. The Mustangs’ new coach led three student-athletes into the Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) Classic to open the lid on the 2015 campaign and ended the day with a trio of top-10 finishes against NCAA Division II and III competition.
All three Mustangs participated in one event, shot put, led by sophomore Kassadie Dewdney-Sims (Waterford, Mich./Mott High School) with a final throw of 10.27m. The final toss lifted Dewdney-Sims into fifth place overall in the competitive field, less than a half-meter off of a third place finish. The talented sophomore posted a team-best 10.36m throw in seeding to highlight a stellar opening to the 2015 season for all three Mustangs.
Dewdney-Sims was followed by senior transfer Rachel Staudt (Novi, Mich./Lawrence Technological University) with a final-round toss of 9.41m â good enough to finish one place ahead of sister Amber Staudt (Novi, Mich./Schoolcraft College) who posted a finals throw that went 8.55m. The Staudt sisters finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in their track & field debut for the Green and Gold.
Rachel’s best throw of the day came early in the competition with a 10.05m effort, while younger sister Amber checked in at 9.14m.
The Mustangs return to action Friday (Jan. 23) at the Findlay Classic.
Category: Women's Indoor Track & Field