Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 1, 2013

Concord's Kirk sets new school 400m record


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHMOND, Va. — Concord hurdler Donnie Kirk ran the top time in the West Virginia Conference this year in the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Fred Hardy Invitational meet at the University of Richmond.

She set a new Concord record with her time of 1:05.10, breaking Meagan Savioli’s former record. Her time was 10th in a field that included Division I competitors.

Casey Ord was in the top 25 twice during the weekend, placing 12th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.55 seconds and 21st in the 200-meter dash at 25.88 seconds.

Maya Ihejirika earned two West Virginia Conference championship meet berths with a run of 13.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 27.43 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Rachel Williams met the WVIAC standard as well in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs. Micalyn Miller also qualified in the 1,500-meters by running a new personal record time of 5:13.99 as well as the 800-meters in 2:31.49.

Cortney Vannatter rounded out CU’s conference qualifiers by running the 10,000-meters in 44:39.69

Ashleigh Taylor placed 10th in the high jump, clearing 1.55 meters.