Favre wins second pole vault title of the year; Ramapo leads after first day
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Senior Michelle Favre has earned her second national championship of the year, claiming the title at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.
[assetId:180179:2013 DIII WOMEN'S OUTDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIP ASSET]Favre earned 10 points for the Roadrunners, placing first in the pole vault, as she cleared 4.10 meters. This is Favre's second individual national championship of her collegiate career, winning her first this past indoor season.
Rookie Emily Shipley earned fourth place in the pole vault, earning five points for the Roadrunners. Shipley cleared 3.75 meters.
Fellow senior Anita Rogers claimed All-American honors when she placed third overall in the long jump. Rogers jumped 5.97 meters earning an additional six points for Ramapo.
Taylor Furman made her first trip to the national competition and came home with a third-place ribbon, collecting six Ramapo points in the discus throw. Furman hit 45.23 meters.
Rounding out Ramapo's performances was the women's 4x100-meter relay team. Rogers, Chelsea Clark, Jasmine Hammonds and Gina Marie Germinario, combined efforts in the event to qualify for Friday's final. The four clocked in at 47.56 seconds and will compete for the championship on Saturday.
The Roadrunners earned a combined 27 points on Day 1 and currently stand in first place.