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Green Knights Roll to Second Consecutive MWC Indoor Championship

From Sports Information Director, February 27, 2016 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

GALESBURG, Ill. - St. Norbert College had a big second day at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship to win its second consecutive conference indoor title in a meet held at Knox College's T. Fleming Fieldhouse.

St. Norbert rolled up a whopping 216 points, the most ever scored by the Green Knights at the MWC Indoor Championship. The Green Knights easily outdistanced runner-up Monmouth College, which had 163 points. The conference indoor title is St. Norbert's eighth overall.

Brittany Kozlowski was named one of the meet's Most Outstanding Track Performers, while coach Don Augustine was named the MWC Coach of the Year.

Kozlowski, who set a new MWC record in the 1-mile run on Friday, also won the 800-meter run championship with another MWC-record time of 2:13.40. Kozlowski nipped the old record of 2:13.70, set by St. Norbert's Emily Schudrowitz in 2012.

St. Norbert claimed the top two spots in the 60-meter dash, with Liz LeCaptain posting a championship time of 7.86 seconds and Angel Hon finishing second in 7.93 seconds.

The distance medley relay of Lisa Baeten, Danielle Harris, Sarah Parbs and Kozlowski won the conference title with a time of 12:49.39. The 4x400-meter relay of Peyton McCauley, Haley Joosten, Kozlowski and Sarah Duff was second with a time of 4:04.01.

Erin Artz finished second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:31.57 while Charlotte Walsh was sixth in 10:49.14.

Haidyn Mueller was second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.44 seconds, while Teagan Wernicke was fifth in 9.63 seconds and McCauley sixth in 10.07 seconds.

Grace Mickelson placed second in the pole vault with a height of 9 feet 6 1/4 inches. Meghan Vandenack and Graceanne Tarsa also went 9-6 1/4 to finish in a tie for fourth place on attempts.

Joosten was third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.77 and Taylor Domro was fourth in 2:20.54. Duff was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.31, while McCauley was seventh in 1:03.72 and Kaitlyn Hintz was eighth in 1:05.00.

Hannah Kruse placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 44-6 while Katelyn Turner was eighth with a distance of 42-7.

Hon was sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.39 seconds. Emmy Larson was seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 33-4 3/4.

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