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Green Knights Compete at Grand Valley State Big Meet

From Sports Information Director, February 11, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

ALLENDALE, Mich. - St. Norbert College had several strong performances at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet held at Kelly Family Sports Center. The Green Knights were one of about 60 schools competing at the unscored event.

St. Norbert had five different runners finish under a 20-minute time in the same 5,000-meter run for the first time. Mackenzie Weber finished with a time of 17:35.22, Emily Erickson ran 18:42.95, Kelsey Timm had a time of 19:15.31, Sara Hasenjager finished in 19:20.02 and Elvia Martinez had a time of 19:31.35. Weber's time is among the top 12 nationally this season in Division III.

In the 800-meter run, two broke the sub-2:20 barrier. Erin McShea finished with a time of 2:18.84, while Hannah Andrekus finished with a time of 2:19.94.

Courtney Slak and Kalee Luedtke both broke the 10-meter barrier for the first time this season and both are in the top eight distances in the Midwest Conference. Slak had a distance of 33 feet 4 inches (10.16 meters), while Luedtke had a distance of 33-2.5 (10.12).

In the 3,000-meter run, Emily Erickson broke the 11-minute mark with a time of 10:56.88 to set a personal best by nearly 15 seconds. Martinez (11:14.96) and Liz Hietpas (11:33.56) also had personal bests for the season by over 30 seconds.

Kari Braatz (8.21 seconds) and Mara Aparnieks (8.31) seconds both set season-best times in the 60-meter dash.

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