Track & Field athletes break school records, meet NAIA qualifying marks

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --- Two Carlow University women's track & field athletes broke their own school records on Day 1 of the Youngstown State University National Mid-Major Invitational Friday.

Junior Olivia Miller (Bolivar, Pa.) improved her score in the pentathlon to 3059 points - earning her third place out of 21 competitors and exceeding the NAIA indoor national qualifying mark of 2950.

She also broke her own school records in several of the pentathlon events: running 10.05 in the 60 meter hurdles; leaping 1.59 meters in high jump; and throwing 10.01 meters in shot put.

Miller jumped 4.87 meters in long jump and ran 2:39.58 in the 800 to round out her pentathlon performance on the day.

Fellow junior Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) broke her own school record in the 1000, placing second of 12 with a time of 3:02.38. It was a record she had held since Feb. 17, 2018.

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