CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A mid-day thunderstorm put a damper on the Joey Haines Invitational on Saturday and cut short the Belmont women's track and field team's stay, but not before the Bruins posted a handful of strong finishes.
Only four Belmont women got the chance to compete Saturday before the meet concluded early due to the weather at Southeast Missouri's Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. Two of them nabbed top-10 finishes through.
Sophomore Caroline Daniel (Brentwood, Tenn.) led the way with a seventh-place finish in the 800 meters. Daniel circled the track twice in 2:34.37.
Fellow sophomore Jeanette Morley (Elmhurst, Ill.) tied for eighth in the high jump, clearing 1.45 meters (4-9) on her best leap.
Sophomore hurdler Caroline Pruitt (Allen, Texas) posted the 11th-fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 16.05 seconds.
In the field, sophomore Maja Gustafsson (Västerås, Sweden) hurled the shot put 9.87 meters (32-4.75) to take 15th place.
Belmont will be back in action next week at the Hilltopper Relays in Bowling Green, Ky.
7. Caroline Daniel, so., – 2:34.37
11. Caroline Pruitt, so. – 16.05
t-8. Jeanette Morley, so. – 1.45m (4-9)
15. Maja Gustafsson, so. – 9.87m (32-4.75)
6. Jessica Mattsson, so. – 53.80m (176-6)