SCHUDROWITZ WINS NCAA INDOOR 800-METER CHAMPIONSHIP

From Sports Information Director, March 13, 2010 | Women's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - St. Norbert College sophomore Emily Schudrowitz captured the championship of the 800-meter run at the 2010 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Meet held at DePauw University's Hollensteiner Track.

Schudrowitz won her first national championship by shaving just over five second off her trial time of 2 minutes 14.25 seconds with a winning mark of 2:09.24. Her time clipped top-seeding Allison Chamberlain of Keene State, who finished in 2:09.38.

"It was a personal best for me and I like to be patient and kick it at the end," Schudrowitz said. "I like to stay in the pack and I took the lead at the 600 mark. Last year I only ran the 4x400 (relay). My goal is to qualify outdoor in the 800 and improve on my 400."

Schudrowitz's win gives St. Norbert its second-straight national title in the indoor event and the Green Knights' third overall. Ashley Graybill swept the indoor and outdoor 800 championships in 2009.

Senior Jenny Scherer also picked up All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run. Scherer's time of 17:11.78 was just over 12 seconds off the pace of 16:59.40 set by winner Wendy Pavlus of St. Lawrence University.

The Green Knights finished with 11 team points, which was good for a 18th-place finish. Wartburg College won the national championship with 33 points.