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February 6, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Augustana 800 relay team wins at Whitewater

Whitewater, Wis. – The Augustana 4x200 relay team of Cat Foreman (St. Joseph-Ogden HS, St. Joseph, Ill.), Ainsley Fedler (Burlington HS, Burlington, Iowa), Brittney Bennett (Annawan HS, Annawan, Ill.) and Valerie Bach (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.) ran a 1:49.72 to win the event at UW-Whitewater’s Warhawk Classic Saturday in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The Vikings totaled 34 points to capture seventh place in the nine team field. Winona State was the meet winner with 134.5 points.

Hannah Hottle’s (Monmouth-Roseville HS, Monmouth, Ill.) second-place 2:18.73 in the 800 was Augustana’s top individual performance. Sarabeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) took seventh with a 2:22.66.

Both the 4x400 and distance medley relay teams garnered fifth place finishes. Hottle, Brittney Bennett (Annawan HS, Annawan, Ill.), Amy Walsh (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) and Jones ran a 4:10.85 in the 1600 relay and the distance medley team finished in a time of 14:18.52.

Fedler ran a :07.63 to take seventh in the 55 and Annie Heifner (Oregon HS, Oregon, Wis.) finished seventh at 3000 meters (11:15.57) and eighth in the mile (5:25.62).

On Saturday, February 13, the Vikings will be competing at the Fighting Scot Invitational in Monmouth, Illinois and hosting a dual meet with St. Ambrose at Ericson Field. Both events are scheduled for 12:00 noon.