Wartburg captures third national title
Knights post fourth-most points in NCAA Championship history
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Top-ranked Wartburg took home the national title on Saturday night with its 129 total team points, the fourth-most in NCAA Championship history.
This is the third outdoor national championship for Wartburg and second in four years. This also means the Knights swept the NCAA Track Championships for the year as they won the indoor national title back in March.
This also marks the second sweep in program history as the Knights also claimed both trophies in 2009.
Sammi Bruett became Wartburg’s first All-American on Saturday with her fourth place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:39.81). She also became the second All-American in this event in the program's history and first since 2002 when Amie Brunko took eighth.
Britlyn Sieck placed fifth in the shot put (13.82 meters; 45'04.25") and Sarah Hoffmann took sixth (13.67 meters; 44-10.25).
Sieck is also the program's first All-American in two throwing events at the same national meet as she took eighth in the discus on Thursday.
Nevada Morrison repeated as the 400-meter dash champion (54.15). Twin sister Skye took second (54.28), Kendra Kregel was fifth (55.36) and Faith Burt was sixth (55.49).
All four earned All-American honors to set an all-time high in a single event in program history. The mark previously stood at two which was also in the 400-meter dash.
Camesha Goods placed second (14.01) and Tashina McAllister was fourth (14.10) in the 100-meter hurdles. Again, this is the first time in program history Knights have two All-Americans in this event.
The 4x100-meter relay team of the Morrisons, Faith Burt and Sarah Boraas took second 46.58.
McAllister later took third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.69) and was one one-hundredth of a second off of the school record. She earned her second All-American honor of the day and became the first person in program history to earn All-American status in both hurdle events.
In the 200-meter dash, Nevada took fourth (24.39) and Burt was sixth (24.66). Again, this was the first time in program history to have multiple All-Americans.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Skye, Burt, Kregel and Nevada won the national championship with their time of 3:40.95. The Knights have now won six consecutive national championships in this relay event.
Emily Eimers (Lone Rock) took ninth in the 1,500-meter run (4:32.83) to close out the scoring for Wartburg.