April 28, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On Friday, The Master’s University women’s track & field team concluded its time at the 2017 GSAC Championships.
Morgan Pedrick was named the GSAC Champion and earned All-GSAC honors in the 1,500m after finishing the event in 4:43.98. Commenting on Pedrick’s performance, TMU head coach Zach Schroeder said, “Morgan’s race in the 1500m was incredible! She ran a very intelligent race and outkicked Lindie Dawson from Biola in the last 300m.”
Also in the 1,500m, Rachael Ingoldsby placed seventh overall with a final time of 4:51.71, while Mikala Fairchild followed in eighth in 4:53.44.
TMU’s Tess Thompson competed in the 400m final where she earned All-GSAC honors after placing second with a final time of 59.42. Attesting to her excellence, Friday’s performance marked the third time Thompson ever ran the 400m.
Thompson also competed in the 200m where she placed sixth in 26.72. Thompson’s performance marked a new personal record – impressive as she earlier that day displayed a strong effort in the 400m.
Finally, in the 5,000m, Pedrick placed fourth after clocking a final time of 18:55.35.
Collectively, the Lady Mustangs earned 46.50 total points and placed fifth out of the GSAC’s seven competing teams. Coupled with the Mustangs’ men’s team’s performance (88 points, fourth of seven teams), TMU earned 134.50 total points and a fourth-place overall finish.
Next Saturday, the Lady Mustangs will compete at the 2017 Oxy Invite on the campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock.
2017 GSAC Track & Field Championship Individual Champion Tracker:
37th Annual NAIA Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Qualifier Tracker:
Based on their outstanding performances so far in the 2017 track & field season, the following Lady Mustangs will have qualified to represent The Master’s University at the 37th Annual NAIA Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships from May 25-27, 2017 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, Alabama: