ALLENDALE, Mich. – With a full squad competing for the first time during the indoor season the Taylor women's track and field team got off to a quick start at the Grand Valley State Mike Lints Open on Saturday.
Sophomore Plenseh-Tay Sakeuh turned in an impressive performance with a fourth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.99. Sakeuh finished second and hit the NAIA "B" standard for Indoor National Championship qualification in the long jump with a mark of 5.46 meters.
Sophomore Rachel Blagg opened her indoor season with a strong performance in the 800-meters, finishing 19th with a time of 2:20.36, less than a second off the Taylor record for the event. Freshman Naomi Noyes was close behind, finishing 22nd with a time of 2:22.03.
Taylor tallied a total of 13 points to finish in 12th place out of 20 total scoring teams. The Trojans return to action next Saturday at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Classic.