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Women’s Track Prepares for WHAC Meet at Defiance Open

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DEFIANCE, Ohio — Marygrove women’s track & field entered their final indoor meet before the WHAC Championships when they competed against the field in Friday’s (Feb. 13) Defiance College Open. The meet was a homecoming of sorts for first-year head coach Cary Ossiff – a former assistant coach for the Defiance Yellow Jackets – as he entered his new club against NCAA Division III and NAIA competition.

Ossiff and the Mustangs were once again led by upstart sophomore Kassadie Dewdney-Sims (Waterford, Mich./Mott High School) in the shot put. The sophomore posted a throw of 10.46m Friday to secure the Mustangs’ top spot for the third-straight meet as she continues to improve under the tutelage of Ossiff, a throws specialist.

Dewdney-Sims’ 10.46m toss elevated her to ninth place overall and was .08m shy of her season-best throw of 10.54m at the Jet’s Pizza Invitational hosted by Saginaw Valley State University on Jan. 31.

Indiana Tech’s Jordan Irvin took home the top spot in the shot put event with a throw of 11.96m.  The Mustangs will throw against Irvin and the rest of the conference at next week’s WHAC Championships.

Sisters Amber Staudt (Novi, Mich./Schoolcraft College) and Rachel Staudt (Novi, Mich./Lawrence Technological University) checked in behind Dewdney-Sims in the shot put event with tosses of 8.48m and 9.73m, respectively. The near 10-meter throw was a collegiate best (season best) for [Rachel] Staudt, topping her previous mark of 9.41m set at the season-opening SVSU Classic.

[Amber] Staudt finished just shy of her campaign-best throw of 8.55m as she continues to improve heading into the conference meet on Feb. 21 in Grand Rapids.

Today - 16 November 2018