Ohio) School and freshman records fell
and Cornerstone T&F women won two more All-America plaques on the second
day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
opened with the 3,000 meter race walk. Sophomore Monica Lawrence battled Erin
Helmuth for second most of the race, surging ahead just after halfway to
neutralize the Goshen walker's better finishing kick. In the final lap Erin
pulled clear and Monica finished a comfortable third earning her first
breezed through the prelims and semifinals of the 60 meter hurdles running 8.63 and 8.68. She goes into Saturday's final
as the number two seed.
Green advanced to the finals of the long jump in ninth place with a mark of
18'.5". The freshman from Ohio then had two jumps of 18' 7" to move up to sixth
to take home All-America honors. Lindsay Lipa jumped 17' 2" and finished
Hampton took down the twelve year old freshman record in the 400 meters. Her
time of 58.28 bettered the mark of 58.40 run by Christie Harris in 2000. The Fort
Wayne, IN native placed 15th in the semifinals.
Oosterhouse ended CU's day on a high note. In the 800 meter semifinals,
Oosterhouse ran patiently at the back of the pack avoiding several shoves and
bumps as women jostled for position in the first 400 meters. A fine 32 second
last 200 meters brought Julie to the line in second, snagging an automatic
qualifying spot in Saturday's final. Her time of 2:15.44 broke her own school
record set last month.
events completed, Cornerstone heads into the final day of competition sixth
with ten points.