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Day two in Florida, day one in Cape Girardeau highlight busy day for Austin Peay

APSU Sports Information 

APSU Women's Track and FieldGainesville, FL – Another day, another small but mighty contingent of Austin Peay State University track and field athletes battled the nation’s best at the Florida Relays, Friday.

Austin Peay Track and Field continue Florida Relays and Joey Haines Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Track and Field continue Florida Relays and Joey Haines Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

In the pole vault, it was fair to bet that both Savannah Amato [2] and Dascha Hix [3] had a little rust to knock off after sitting out last week at Vanderbilt; the duo both posted 3.80m marks, with Amato finishing 15th and Hix 20th based on attempts.

In the 100m hurdles, placed third in the seventh heat and 38th overall with a 14.33 mark. In the 4x400m relay, the Govs put forth two quartets, with the A-unit of Kyra Wilder [4], Sabrina Richman [5], Amelia Thiesing [6] and Allana Johnson [7] hitting 3:47.09—beating last season’s showing at this event, at which Richman, Thiesing and Johnson competed by nearly two-tenths of a second—to place 23rd. A second grouping of Mikaela Smith [8], Jessica Kelley [9], Madison Morstad and Molly Howard [10]—all freshmen—checked in at 4:01.96.

Meanwhile in Cape Girardeau, Emmaculate Kiplagat [11] got the Joey Haines Invitational part of Austin Peay’s weekend off to a good start with a win in the 10,000m run, posting a 37:42.39 for the victory.

Both the Florida Relays and the Joey Haines Invitational wrap up Saturday, in Gainesville and Cape Girardeau, respectively.