Women’s Track and Field Closes Up Winthrop Invitational

Women’s Track and Field Closes Up Winthrop Invitational

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Capital University women's track and field team wrapped up their stay at the Winthrop Invitational, hosted by Winthrop University at the Irwin Belk Track.

In a relatively quiet day for the women, both Ashley Freshkorn and Taylor Johnston turned in 23rd-place finishes in their respective events.

Freshkorn, a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, hit 31.40 meters in the discus toss to lead a trio of Crusaders that participated in the event.

Johnston, a freshman from Corpus Christi, Texas, showed progress in just her second time throwing the javelin in competition. She beat out her previous best by almost three meters, registering a 25.17-meter throw for a new personal record.

Sophomore Jordan Lyle (Sunbury, Ohio) placed 28th in the javelin throw with a throw of 22.20 meters.

In her first run in the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Abbey Bodeker set a new best with a time of 1:15.03 seconds.

In a correction from Friday night's results, an updated results sheet revealed that Lyle won the women's pole vault. It was reported earlier that she had placed second. View the updated story.

Capital will be back in action at the Wittenberg Invitational, hosted by Wittenberg University on April 3 at the Earl F. Morris Track in Springfield, Ohio.