The Murray State women’s track & field team opened its 2021 outdoor track & field season at the Bill
Cornell Invite in Carbondale, Illinois. Four athletes rank in the Top 20 in the East Region from their
performances over the weekend.
“For a Saturday in March in Illinois you couldn’t ask for a much better day to open up our outdoor
season. Overall there were some ups and downs, but the energy that the team brought today was
amazing and it led to six MSU Top Ten performances. It was exciting to finally see some of the
outdoor events like the steeple, jav, disc and 400 hurdles. We always talk about competing at a high
level no matter the situation and the kids really did that this weekend. This was a good starting point
to our season and we look forward to hosting next week with a chance to compete in front of friends
and family.,” said Head Coach Adam Kiesler.
After winning her fourth straight high jump, Meghan Fletcher ranks fifth with a mark of 1.73m, a new
Kenia Seals set a new personal-best in the 100m, winning the event with a time of 11.79. She ranks
20th in the East Region.
In the steeplechase, Emma Creviston and Dani Wright finished one-two in the steeplechase event.
Creviston ran an 11.34.19, good for 10th in the East Region and Wright ran a 11:45.69, placing her 17th
in the East Region.
The Racers host their annual Margaret Simmons Invite next weekend (Mar. 26-27) on the Marshall
Gage Track inside Stewart Stadium with throwing events taking place at Hamilton Field.
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About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the athletics department at Murray State University is a member of
NCAA D-I and plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Racers have 14 programs
including men’s teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf and women’s teams
for basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball. MSU also
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has a rifle program that is coed. The Racers are one of the founding members of the Ohio Valley
Conference from its beginnings in 1948. Kevin Saal has served as director of athletics since March