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May 18, 2012

2012 Season - Regular season ends at Augie Twilight

Freshman Jessica Bacon moved up to the 5000 at the Augie Twilight Qualifier on Friday, May 18 and came away with a victory in 18:36.13.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Six different individuals won events at the final regular season track meet of the 2012 season for the Augustana women's track & field team. The Vikings competed in the Augie Twilight Qualifier on Friday, May 18 at Paul V. Olsen Track in an event that did not include team scores.

Sophomore Kierra Smith (Creston HS, Creston, Iowa) led the way with a tremendous time of 1:03.11 in winning the 400 intermediate hurdles. Sophomore Kate Benge (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) won the 800 in 2;18.12 and sophomore Taelar Hillyer (Rock Island Alleman HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) cleared 11' 3 ½" to take first in the pole vault.

Senior Sarah Johnson (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.) won the 3000 steeplechase in 12:04.1 and freshman Jessica Bacon (Rock Island HS, Rock Island, Ill.) took the 5000 in 18:36.13. Freshman Astin Moravek (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) won the triple jump in 35' 8" and finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17' 1 ¼".

The 1600 relay team of Benge, Smith, freshman Krista McCurrie (Amos Alonzo Stagg HS, Palos Park, Ill.) and freshman Lorraine Stamberger (LaMoille HS, LaMoille, Ill.) took second with a time of 4:07.62. Junior Annie Heifner (Oregon HS, Oregon, Ill.) was second in the 3000 steeplechase in 12:11.3. Freshman Lizzie Lundine (Willowbrook HS, Villa Park, Ill.) was second in the 5000 in 20:15.83.

Stamberger took third in the 800 in 2:25.09 and senior Melissa Lehpamer (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.) was third in the 3000 steeplechase in 12:49.3. Freshman Laura Polizzi (Crystal Lake South HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) recorded a leap of 33' 6" to finish third in the triple jump. Freshman Stephanie Burbidge (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.) placed third in the 1500 in 5:18.08 and freshman Rachel Kelly (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) took third in the 5000 in 20:38.52.

Sophomore Johanna Schnitzler (Downers Grove South HS, Woodridge, Ill.) finished fifth in the 100 hurdles in :17.05 and senior Catherine Foreman (St. Joseph-Ogden HS, St. Joseph, Ill.) was fifth in the javelin with a toss of 111' 11".