Austin Peay Sports Information
Athens, GA – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team got its outdoor season started on a strong foot in the Georgia Relays, Friday, at Spec Towns Track.
The strongest showing belonged to Austin Peay’s triple-jump contingent, which posted the top four marks on the evening.
The quartet was led by sophomore Kaylnn Pitts , who picked up right where she left off during indoor season by winning the event with a 12.22m leap.
The Lady Govs also put three athletes in the top five in the 100m hurdles, led by sophomore Myiah Johnson . The Nashville native posted a 14.39 run to finish third overall, just ahead of teammates Amia Butler  (14.57) and Sonja White  (14.83).
“I thought our triple jumpers did a good job coming out of the gate,” said head coach Doug Molnar . “The weather just hasn’t given them a lot of time in the pit this year. And the times for our hurdlers this early in the season were very strong as well.”
Sophomore Autumn Schmelzer  posted a personal-best in the first outdoor event of her second campaign in an Austin Peay uniform, with a 41.28m hammer throw that earned her fifth place in the event.
“Autumn got us off to a great start in this meet,” Molnar said. “Her first three throws were better than her previous personal-best, so for her to do that in the first outdoor meet was pretty good.”
In her first outdoor competition as a Lady Gov, freshman Sarah Emily-Woodward was third overall in the 5000m run at 19:30.91; that was better than any of her three 5000m attempts during indoor season.
Action at the Georgia Relays continues Saturday, beginning at 10:00am (CT). Live stats for the event can be found at http://www.spato.us/cresults/2015/ginvite/