Wartburg grabs early national lead
Two Knights win championships on opening day of DIII meet
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- No. 1-ranked Wartburg is in first place after Day 1 of the Division III Track and Field Championships with 29 team points.
Britlyn Sieck became the first All-American for Wartburg on the weekend with her eighth-place finish in the women’s javelin (43.73m; 143-6).
Senior Skye Morrison and freshman Alana Enabnit won the first two individual national championships with wins in the long jump and 10,000m run, respectively.
Morrison completed her sweep in this event as she won the indoor title in March. Morrison won Thursday's event with a mark of 6.26m (20-6 1/2) which set a championship record.
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Enabnit won with a time of 35:14.70.
Senior Laura Sigmund joined them on the awards stand as she took second (35:29.88).
Senior Emily Eimers advanced to Saturday’s final in the 1,500m run (4:34.41) as did sophomore Tashina McAllister with a win in the 400m hurdles prelims (1:00.77).
Nevada and Burt each advanced to Saturday’s final in the 200m dash with prelim times of 24.34 ad 24.58, respectively.
Sophomore Sammi Bruett also qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:51.43).
The 4x100m relay team of Nevada and Skye Morrison, senior Sarah Boraas and senior Faith Burt had the best prelim time of 46.41.