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Women's Track Nabs Qualifications At Last Chance Meet
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006
LA CROSSE - The UW-Eau Claire women's track team looked for qualifications to nationals today as it competed in UW-La Crosse's Last Chance Meet, with three individuals and one group making qualifications.
Stephanie Barnes (Jr.-Sauk City/Sauk Prairie) had an NCAA automatic qualifying showing in the pole vault on her winning 3.76 meters (12?4").
Liz Faller (Jr.-Marinette) claimed an NCAA automatic qualification and first place on a 14.41 run in the 100-meter hurdles. It is now the team high and conference high.
Brooke Schmidt (Sr.-Rice Lake/Stanley-Boyd) and her 43.01 meters (141?1") grabbed an NCAA provisional qualification in the discus throw. She also took third today.
The 4x400-meter relay provisionally qualified for the nationals on a first-place 3:52.50 performance, which is best for the year.
Molly Warner (So.-Mosinee) ran into fourth place in the 5000-meter run on an 18:00.61 time but took no qualifications. In the same event, Jane-Marie Ovanin (Sr.-Amherst) placed sixth and clocked in at 18:43.45.
The next event for the team is the NCAA Outdoor Championships May 25-May 27.
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