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Graybill, Fabry Pace St. Norbert Thinclads at MWC Indoor Meet

From Sports Information Director, March 1, 2008 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - Ashley Graybill and Melissa Fabry both earned Most Valuable Athlete nods at the Midwest Conference Indoor Championship held at Illinois College.

The Green Knights placed third with 147.5 points. Monmouth won the meet with 202 points, while Carroll placed second with 156 points. St. Norbert was well ahead of fourth-place Grinnell, which had 44 points.

Graybill picked up a most valuable mention in track events, while Fabry was a most valuable honoree in field events.

Graybill won the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Graybill won the 400 with a time of 56.86 seconds, which is a new Midwest Conference record and almost a full four seconds ahead of the runner-up. Her time of 25.88 seconds in the 200 was also a clear-cut winning run. Graybill also finished second in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.59 seconds.

Fabry copped the long jump championship with a leap of 5.48 meters, which is an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying distance. Fabry went on to place second in the triple jump with a jump of 10.63 meters. She was also fifth in the 55-meter hurdles.

Jenny Scherer claimed a first and two thirds at the meet, winning the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:47.90 seconds. Scherer placed third in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:21.76 and also in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:36.92.

Emily Sommers added St. Norbert's other top-three showing with a time of 2:25.61 seconds for a third-place performance in the 800-meter run.

St. Norbert claimed a championship in the 4x200-meter relay, winning in a time of 1:45.80 - with Marisa Trakanovich, Fabry, Graybill and Katie Meyer on the squad. The Green Knights also won the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:03.68, a NCAA Division III provisional qualifying time, with Trakanovich, Sommers, Graybill and Meyer. St. Norbert added second-place showings in the 1,600 sprint medley (Trakanovich, Meyer, Sommers, Graybill - 4:17.94) and distance medley (Jenna Kick, Nicole Swanson, Meg Gross, Scherer - 13:06.51).

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