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Scherer, Graybill Lead Green Knights to Third-Place MWC Finish

From Sports Information Director, February 28, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

MONMOUTH, Ill. - Jenny Scherer and Ashley Graybill were named outstanding performers at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, helping St. Norbert College to a third-place conference standing.

The Green Knights totaled 125 points to finish comfortably in third place. Host Monmouth College won the championship with 195 points, while Carroll was runner-up with 137 points.

Scherer set a pair of Midwest Conference records in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs. Scherer ran a time of 10 minutes 6.90 seconds to win the 3K, and handily won the 5K with a time of 17:24.69. Scherer's run in the 5K was 1:24 better than the second-place time. Scherer also played second in the mile with a time of 5:11.90.

Sprinter Ashley Graybill won the 400-meter dash and was second in the 200-meter dash. Graybill won the 400 by almost 2 seconds with a time of 57.84 seconds. Graybill's run of 26.30 seconds narrowly missed topping Illinois College's Katie Miller (26.04) in the 200.

St. Norbert won three relays and was second in the fourth. Nikki Swanson, Katie Meyer, Graybill and Emily Schudrowitz won the 1,600-meter sprint medley with a time of 4:09.12 to set both a school and Midwest Conference record. Marisa Trakanovich, Meyer, Graybill and Swanson set a school record in the 4x200-meter relay with a winning time of 1:45.14. Trakanovich, Meyer, Graybill and Schudrowitz also won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:01.84. Kelsey Timm, Megan Domnick, Scherer and Swanson were second in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:40.87.

Schudrowitz won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.11. Trakanovich added a second in the 55-meter hurdles (8.92), third in the 400 (59.72) and a fifth in the 200 (26.70). Anne Mueller was third in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.02.

St. Norbert rounded out its scoring with a seventh in the 400 by Meyer (1:02.42), a seventh in the pole vault by Kayla Franklin (2.46 meters), an eighth in the pole vault by Danielle Krause (2.46). Kelsey Marsh finished eighth in both the shot put (9.69 meters) and weight throw (12.20 meters).

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