Wartburg snags another national title
Knights had 99 points, dominating second-place UW-Oshkosh
GRINNELL, Iowa -- After losing its two-year stranglehold on the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track and Field crown last season, the Wartburg women reclaimed the coveted trophy in 2012.
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The Knights piled up 99 points to easily win the meet, which concluded Saturday at Grinnell College’s Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center Field House. Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which won last year’s title, was a distant second with 48 points and Washington University took third with 30.
Wartburg won three titles Saturday, including the 4x400-meter relay to finish off the meet. Skye Morrison, Faith Burt, Kendra Kregel and Nevada Morrison teamed up to win the race in 3:45.66.
Nevada Morrison added a win in the 400 in 55.80, while Laura Sigmund took first in the 5000 with a time of 17:01.82.
Like Nevada Morrison, Christy Cazzola of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was also a double winner Saturday by claiming the 800 and mile in 2:13.40 and 4:51.99, respectively.
Other champs Saturday included Methodist’s Ashlynn Chavis in the 60 (7.54), Birmingham-South’s Tiarra Goode in the 60 hurdles (8.56), Illinois College’s Melissa Norville in the triple jump (12.58 meters/41-3 ¼) and Salisbury’s Chelsea Tavik in the shot put (14.29 meters/46-10 ¾).