City, Tenn.) On the final day of competition at the 2010 NAIA Indoor National
Championships, the Cornerstone women gained two more All-Americans on their way
to the highest team finish in program history.
the triple jump senior, Kay-De Vaughn led the first of three flights going 38'
6.75" on her first and second attempts then a season best 39' on her third
attempt. After the second and third flights, Vaughn was fourth among the eight
the fourth round, France Makabu of Milligan moved into third going 39' 5".
Vaughn fouled her fourth jump, and dropped to fifth. In the fifth round, Nadia
Moore of McKendree produced a 39' 4" mark pushing Kay-De into sixth. Vaughn
responded with her third jump of 38' 6.75".
of the women behind Vaughn improved on their final jumps. Kay-De made her last
trip down the runway, got a fair plant on the foul board, hopped, stepped and
jumped into the sand. The effort measured 39' 8.75". The school record
performance propelled her back into third place and matching her finish from
2009 and making her an All-American for the third straight season.
final competitor for the day was Andi Ripley in the 1,000 meters. Unlike the
semi-final which started slowly, the pace was fast from the start. Ripley was
positioned well at the 400 meter mark in 68 seconds them moved toward the front
of the pack to cover a move by Jessica Smith of Simon Fraser. Smith kept
pressing, on her way to a meet record time of 2:45.85 for the win. Ripley found
herself in third with 100 meters remaining trying to hold off Poppy Lawman of
Azusa Pacific. Lawman had just enough to
get past to take third, while Ripley set a school record 2:55.00 for fourth.
Andi matched her placed from the 2009 championship earning her second
Baptist won the meet in the final event scoring 68 points to Wayland Baptist's
67. Simon Fraser was third with 66. Cornerstone's three day point total of
19.33 was the highest ever at an Indoor Championships and good for tenth place
out of 40 scoring teams.