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St. Norbert Finishes Second at MWC Outdoor Championship

From Sports Information Director, May 12, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College finished in second place at the Midwest Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship held at Kolstad Field at Schneider Stadium.

The Green Knights registered 111.5 points to finish in second place for the second consecutive year. Monmouth College won the championship with 250.5 points.

St. Norbert needed to beat Carroll University in the 4x400-meter relay to secure second place, as both teams were tied in points heading into the final event of the meet. Katherine Larson, Megan Domnick, Erin McShea and Emily Schudrowitz won the event with a conference record time of 3:58.40, a performance that also secured St. Norbert the MWC Women's All-Sports Trophy for the 2011-12 school year by one-half point over Monmouth.

Schudrowitz won the 800-meter run with a MWC-record time of 2:09.12, eclipsing her own record by just over four seconds. Schudrowitz, who also finished seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 26.76 seconds, was named one of four MWC outstanding track performers at the conclusion of the meet.

Mara Aparnieks, Kari Braatz, Domnick and Larson comprised the conference champion 4x100-meter relay team, winning with a time of 48.73 seconds.

Domnick was second in the 400-meter dash in 58.65 seconds. Jaclyn Kerner was seventh in 1:01.79, and Ashley Polomis was eighth in 1:03.08.

Kelsey Timm placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:17.73, and Melissa Menne was seventh in 12:29.28. Larson was third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.38, followed by Hope Kovala in seventh in 1:14.23.

Braatz was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.64 seconds, while Aparnieks was fourth in 12.79 seconds. Braatz added an eighth-place showing in the 200-meter dash in 26.96 seconds.

Taylor Wenzel was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.05 seconds, and Amanda Yenter finished seventh in 16.67 seconds.

Hannah Andrekus was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:20.11, and McShea was seventh in 2:22.02. Amanda Whipple placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run in 19:03.30, and Elvia Martinez was eighth in 19:24.98.

Courtney Slak finished eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet 2 3/4 inches.

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