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2012 Season - 2001 Women's Track Review, Indoor


Augustana College senior Kim Baier (Oswego HS, Montgomery, IL) earned All-American honors with a school record performance in the pole vault at the NCAA Division III National Indoor Track & Field Championship. Baier cleared 11' 4 1/2" in the final on Saturday, March 10, which was held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Kolf Sports Center.

Laura Rosenberger of Eastern Mennonite won the event with a clearance of 11' 10 1/2" and Ellen Findlay of Wisconsin-LaCrosse was second with the same height. Kelly Bowen of Nebraska Wesleyan and Caroline Boatz of St. Benedict tied for third with a clearance of 11' 4 1/2" and Baier was fifth with the same height. She bettered her old school record of 11' 2" set earlier this year.

Despite the individual championship performances of Janine Morris (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, IL), Kim Baier (Oswego HS, Montgomery, IL) and Tammie Beasley (Rockford East HS, Rockford, IL), the Augustana Vikings fell just short in an attempt to win the first ever College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Indoor Track & Field championship. Under the tutelage of co-head coaches Fred Whiteside and Ron Standley, the Vikings placed second with 124.75 points at the meet, which was held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois on Friday, February 23. Carthage won the event with 140 points while North Central was third with 106.75. Elmhurst (46.75), North Park (46), Illinois Wesleyan (30), Wheaton (22) and Millikin (10.75) rounded out the field.

Morris cleared 5' 1 3/4" to win the high jump while Baier soared over 11' 1/4" to win the pole vault. Beasley's victory came in the triple jump where she recorded a mark of 35' 11".

Both Morris and Beasley won in events which saw Augustana take the first two places. In the high jump Katie Reif (Immaculate Conception HS, Westchester, IL) was second with the same height of 5' 1 3/4" while Lisa Johnson (Oswego HS, Oswego, IL) was fifth at 4' 9 3/4". Behind Beasley in the triple jump Amy Tirmenstein (Lutheran North HS, St. Louis, MO) was second with a jump of 35' 3" and Johnson was sixth with a mark of 34' 4 1/2". In the pole vault Kim Nelson (Stark County HS, Lafayette, IL) and Manda Geerts (Morrison HS, Morrison, IL) tied for sixth with clearances of 8' 10 1/4".

Tirmenstein was second in the long jump with a leap of 17' 4 1/2" while Baier posted a mark of 17' 0" to finish fourth. Becca Parker (Moline HS, Moline, IL) closed out the field events for the Vikings by placing third in the shot (39' 5 1/2") and fifth in the 20 pound weight toss (36' 2 1/2").
Elyce Kluz (Stillman Valley HS, Stillman Valley, IL) was third in the 55 hurdles with a time of :08.67. Baier took fifth in the 200 in :27.01 and Tirmenstein sped to fifth in the 400 in 1:00.32. Jennifer Walsh (Glenbard East HS, Glendale Heights, IL) placed third in the 800 in 2:22.03. Christina Gamzer (Whitnall HS, Greenfield, WI) ran 4:49.81 to finish second in the 1500 while Walsh was fourth in 4:59.94. In the 5000, Lauren Habenicht (Lemont HS, Lemont, IL) was third with a time of 18:45.30.

The 3200 relay team of Amy Calderone (Sherrard HS, Matherville, IL), Johnson, Jennifer Vortman (Kewanee Wethersfield HS, Kewanee, IL) and Jenny Klein (Dubuque Wahlert HS, East Dubuque, IL) finished second with a time of 9:56.69. The distance medley team of Devone Smith (Joliet West HS, Shorewood, IL), Jordana Taylor (Michigan City HS, Michigan City, IN), Jennifer Smith (Davenport North HS, Parkview, IA) and Walsh was also second in 13:01.34. The 1600 relay of Tirmenstein, Geerts, Tracy Skibitzki (Badger HS, Lake Geneva, WI) and Calderone finished fifth in 4:09.17.

February 23, 2001 ** The Shirk Center ** Bloomington, Illinois

TEAM SCORES: 1. Carthage; 2. Augustana 125.75; 3. North Central 105.74; 4. Elmhurst 46.75; 5. North Park 46; 6. Illinois Wesleyan 30; 7. Wheaton 22; 8. Millikin 10.75.

55 - Kelly VanGuilder, Elmhurst :07.47
200 - Latrice Powell, Carthage :25.95
400 - Latrice Powell, Carthage :57.47
800 - Gianina Taylor, Illinois Wesleyan 2:21.24
1500 - Darlene Duncan, North Park 4:48.37
5000 - Jaime Tresemer, North Central 18:16.40
55 Hurdles - Keya Willis, Carthage :08.33
800 Relay - Carthage 1:44.69
1600 Relay - North Central 4:01.50
3200 Relay - North Central 9:52.89
Distance Medley - North Park 12:43.59
High Jump - Janine Morris, Augustana 1.57m
Pole Vault - Kim Baier, Augustana 3.36m
Long Jump - Sue DeNigris, North Central 5.40m
Triple Jump - Tammie Beasley, Augustana 10.95m
Shot - Maribeth Hulina, Carthage 12.65m
20 Pound Weight - Becki Schmitz, Carthage 16.35m