City, Tenn.) The Cornerstone Women's Track & Field team doubled their
All-American total from the first day of competition at the NAIA Indoor Track
& Field National Championship with two more on day two.
the opening event, the 3,000 meter race walk, Janelle Brown worked her way into
sixth place in a school record time of 15:04.35, breaking her mark from earlier
this season. Brown earned All-America honors for the third time in the event.
The five women ahead of her, led by Jessica Ching of Lindenwood (14:25.38) all
walked faster than the winning time from the 2009 meet. Senior, Katie Malinowski finished eighth in
Hagan also earned her third straight All-America plaque in the pole vault. The
junior cleared 11' 7.75" to finish in a three way tie for sixth. Amy Boyer also
vaulted 11' 7.75, and took tenth due to more misses at earlier heights.
Ripley advanced easily through the semi-finals in the 1000 meter run. Needing
to finish in the top two in her heat to earn a guaranteed spot in Saturday's
final, Ripley took the lead after a slow 1:14 for the first 400 meters. Ripley covered
the next 400 in 1:09 and with plenty of distance between her and third place, let
Jessica Smith of Simon Fraser take the heat win in 2:56.37. Ripley coasted in with a season best 2:57.91
Emma Ordway ran 59.85 in the 400 meters taking eleventh while Kelly Peterson's
1:38.94 was good for 21st in the 600 meters.