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2007-08 NCAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

February 24, 2008

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - DISTANCE/MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
Allegheny senior Eva Weyers (Delanson, N.Y./Duanesburg) finished 11th in 
the in the 3,000-meter run at the Kent State Tune-Up. She crossed the line 
in 10:46.85.  

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - SPRINTS/HURDLES
Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Casey Ridgeway (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) 
was 11th in the 200-meter dash at the Kent State Tune-Up. She set a school 
record in the event with a clocking of 26.15 seconds.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - FIELD EVENTS
Allegheny's Liz Straus (Kirtland, OH/Kirtland) tied for ninth in the high 
jump at the Kent State Tune-Up. She cleared 5 feet, 1 inch, which was her 
indoor personal best effort.
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February 16, 2008

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - DISTANCE/MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
Oberlin freshman Joanna Johnson (Chico, CA/Chico) won the 5,000 meters 
with a personal-best time of 18:15.47, more than eight seconds better 
than the second-place runner.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - SPRINTS/HURDLES
Oberlin senior Anna Chernin (Ann Arbor, MI/Ann Arbor Central) was 
fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.61 and was the anchor leg 
for the Yeowomen's second-place 4x400-meter relay team that finished 
4:08.45.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - FIELD EVENTS
Competing at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-February meet, Allegheny senior 
Liz Earley (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) upped her NCAA "B" qualifying 
toss in the weight throw to 55-3.5. That effort is the fourth-best in 
NCAA III this season. Earley also took fifth place in the shot put 
(37-5.25) at B-W. 
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February 10, 2008

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - DISTANCE/MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
At the Boston Valentine Invitational, Allegheny freshman Ogechi Nwokedi 
(Oil City, PA/Oil City) took 34th in the 800 in a time of 2:19.58, becoming 
the first NCAC runner to break 2:20 this season in the event.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - SPRINTS/HURDLES
Earlham senior Sara Bohall (Westport, IN/Columbus East) won two events and 
anchored a winning relay team to lead the Quakers at the Anderson 
Invitational. Bohall won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.58 seconds 
to break her own school record of 8.74 established in 2005. She also won 
the very next event, finishing with a time of 1:02.12 in the 400. Bohall 
also helped the 1600-meter relay to first place with a time of 4:21.55.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - FIELD EVENTS
Denison sophomore Emily Hammeren (Olmsted Falls, OH/Olmsted Falls) cleared 
10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to take home first place and in the 
process set a school record as she helped the Big Red to a fifth-place 
team finish at the Greater Columbus Division III Invitational hosted by 
Otterbein.
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February 3, 2008

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - DISTANCE/MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
Oberlin's 5,000-meter runners Joanna Johnson (Chico, CA/Chico) and Marie 
Barnett (Acton, MA/Acto-Boxborough) finished first (18:31.67) and second 
(18:51.01) individually and combined to win their event at the NCAC 
Relays. The Yeowomen finished second in the final team standings at the 
NCAC Relays February 2.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - SPRINTS/HURDLES
Ohio Wesleyan’s 4x400-meter relay, made up of Lainey Kekic (Canfield, 
OH/Western Reserve), Rachael Newman (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville), 
Casey Ridgeway (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) and Kara Reiter 
(Chardon, OH/Chardon) won their event at the NCAC Relays with a time 
of 4:11.97. The Battling Bishops won the meet on February 2.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - FIELD EVENTS
Allegheny's pole vault combination of Sarah Sammel (Pittsburgh, PA/Bethel 
Park) and Jessica Pennisi (Milltown, NJ/East Brunswick) won their event 
at the NCAC Relays. Sammel posted the top individual effort when she 
cleared 3.20 meters/10 feet, 6 inches, while Pennisi was seventh when she 
cleared 2.30 meters/7 feet, 6.5 inches. The Gators finished eighth in 
the team standings at the meet on February 2.
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January 27, 2008

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - DISTANCE/MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNER
Wooster freshman Suzanne Capehart (Oak Hill, VA/Oakton) won the mile 
(5:32.21) at the Denison Lid-Lifter on Saturday, Jan. 26. 


WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - SPRINTS/HURDLES
Allegheny freshman Becca Lendyak (Cowansville, PA/Ford City) finished 
second in the 55-meters at Fredonia on Jan. 19. She finished with a 
time of 7.66 seconds.


WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK - FIELD EVENTS
Allegheny senior Emily Pfeufer (St. Mary's, PA/Elk County Catholic) 
leapt 10.86 meters (35 feet, 7.75 inches) in the triple jump and 5.34 
meters (17 feet, 6.25 inches) in the long jump at Fredonia on Jan. 19. 
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