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Women's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, May. 5, 2012

ELGIN, Ill. -- The NCCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship provided a runner-up finish for Indiana Wesleyan University with two national champions plus a school record.

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) University won the national championship with 120 points while Indiana Wesleyan was a close second with 110.5 points. A total of 18 teams scored at the meet.

Kyla Morgan won a national championship in the Women's Heptathlon with 4,405 points to win by 65 points. The final score for Morgan is also a new program record.

Victoria Lee also staked a claim to an individual national championship. Lee won the Hammer Throw with a toss of 174 feet 2 inches. Her winning throw was nearly 12 feet further than the next competitor.

NCCAA All-American honors were bestowed to the top three finishers in an event. Thirteen Wildcats earned the recognition in nine events, including Morgan and Lee's national championships.

Allix Miller was the lone Wildcat to receive All-American status two times this weekend. She earned one honor on the track with a second place finish in the 400-Meter Dash with a time of 57.80 seconds and she also earned one in the field with a third place leap of 17-11.75 feet in the Long Jump. The jump also hit the ‘B' standard for the NAIA National Championship meet.

Four other Indiana Wesleyan student-athletes captured All-American status in field events, joining Miller and Lee for six overall.

Paige Smith took second with a throw of 137-08 feet in the Discus while Tina Huffman also finished second in the Shot Put with a mark of 41-10.50 feet. Courtni Fryer was second place in the Pole Vault with a height of 10-6.75 feet while Stephanie Colter placed third in the High Jump at 5-1 feet.

Indiana Wesleyan also had a relay team finish second place as all four Wildcats were then named All-American. Amanda Wolfe, Amanda Johnson, Kayla Ewert, and Christina Sandberg ran a time of 9:31.17 in the 4x800-Meter Relay.

The Wildcats will compete in one more qualifying meet before hosting the NAIA National Championship on May 24-26.

 
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