Hamilton wins high jump in Heartland/McMurry Invitational

OC's Roz Hamilton won the high jump and took third in two other events in the Heartland/McMurry Invitational.
OC's Roz Hamilton won the high jump and took third in two other events in the Heartland/McMurry Invitational.

ABILENE, Texas (April 19, 2013) – Roz Hamilton won the high jump and took third in the long jump and shot put to highlight Oklahoma Christian’s outing Friday on the first day of the Heartland/McMurry Invitational.

The meet included representatives of the three Heartland Conference schools that field track and field programs – OC, McMurry (Texas) and Dallas Baptist (Texas) – and serves as a de facto conference championship, because the conference does not have enough track programs to hold a regular championship. A handful of student-athletes from non-Heartland schools also competed.

After Friday’s seven events, McMurry led the team race with 104 points, with OC second with 57 points and Dallas Baptist third with 18 points.

Hamilton and teammate Sarah DiBiasi finished 1-2 in the high jump with marks of 1.52 meters and 1.42 meters, respectively. Hamilton took third among four competitors in the long jump with a leap of 5.04 meters and was third among five competitors in the shot put with a mark of 11.80 meters.

Hamilton qualified for the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Championships in the high jump.

Katie Ostlund finished third in the five-woman competition in the hammer throw, posting a mark of 36.64 meters.

In a two-team race in the 4x800-meter relay, the Lady Eagles took second behind McMurry. The OC quartet of Kara Drewke, Maria Sargent, Noemi Hernandez and Roxann Gonzalez finished in 11:31.96.

The meet will continue on Saturday.

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