The Saints shot rounds of 367 and 369 for a 736 total.
Junior Courtney Gieseman posted her highest finish of the spring, taking ninth place with a score of 175 (89-86). She was joined in the top-20 by freshman Chantel Eicher, who placed 19th with a 181 (91-90).
Another junior, Haley Knutti, tied for 32nd with a 190 in her first action of the spring. Freshman Taylor Stewart tied for 41st with a 196, while sophomore Katelyn Gille’s 202 completed the Ashford scoring.
Truman State University (Mo.) improved by 10 shots on Sunday to win the tournament with a team total of 678 (344-334), 20 strokes better than second-place Grand View University.
The Bulldogs also boasted the tournament medalist, Jessica Tomash, as her two-round total of 163 (83-80) was enough to hold off Grand View’s Kenzie Rottinghaus by four shots.
AU claims 4 1sts
DECORAH – The Ashford men put together their best points day of the 2013 outdoor season, scoring 70 to finish third Saturday at Norse Relays, while the women placed sixth with 38 points.
Field events proved to be the bright spot of the day for the Saints as the men’s team boasted three event champions and grabbed two more second-place marks in non-running competitions.
Sophomore Mike Malone continued his recent dominance in men’s long jump action by posting a first-place finish with a leap of 6.55 meters.
Teammate Fuad Agoro matched the finish in the men’s high jump after clearing 1.83 meters, while Spencer Touchie won the shot put with a throw of 14.78 meters, besting the second-place toss from teammate Jaryd Prince (13.89).
Damon Overton earned second-place points in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 12.52 meters.
In women’s action, the Saints field representation was led by a third-place finish from Haley Fischer in the pole vault. She cleared 2.90 meters.
Ashford picked up an individual champion in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Nichole Johnson won the race with a time of 15.54 seconds.
In men’s action, distance specialist Brian Meyer took third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:06.77.
Ashford also claimed a trio of top three finishes in relay events.