Women's 200-Meter Dash
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Notes: Methodist University freshman Ruby Blackwell won the 200-meter national championship in a wind-aided time of 23.80 seconds, which ties for the fifth fastest time in Division III. Illinois Wesleyan senior Amanda LaRocca was second in 24.02 and Robin Yerkes of Roanoke College was third in 24.17.
Ruby Blackwell Quotes
As a freshman on your first outdoor national stage, how does it feel? “It is just blowing my mind. I can’t say that I did it all by myself. I mean my coaches and my teammates, they had my back all year. They really pushed me to keep me on track.”
As a freshman, what was your thought process coming in? “I would just pray, go out and stretch, pray, and then go out and stretch some more. I would then go out and clear my mind of everything else, and just focus on what I learned in practice. It turned out well.”
200 Meter Dash Round 1, Heat 1 Wind = +1.1 m/s 1 Robin Yerkes, Sr, Roanoke College 24.21Q DIII Season's Best 2 Ali McCoy, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan 24.34q 3 Ashura Jenkins, Jr, Carthage College 24.46q 4 Nevada Morrison, So, Wartburg College 24.46 5 Stephanie Omueti, Jr, University of Chicago 24.78 6 Bridget Hosley, Jr, University of Dubuque 25.22 Round 1, Heat 2 Wind = +2.5 m/s (aided) 1 Ruby Blackwell, Fr, Methodist University 24.05wQ 2 Portia Jones, So, Mass Inst Technology 24.28wq 3 Jenny Kordick, Sr, Wartburg College 24.89w 4 Kadisha Wickham, So, York College (N Y) 25.01w 5 Mary Mahoney, Fr, Mount Union College 25.16w 6 Didi Jusme, So, Wheaton College (Ma) 25.47w Round 1, Heat 3 Wind = +1.7 m/s 1 Amanda LaRocca, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan 24.11Q DIII Season's Best 2 Shavantay Thomas, So, Illinois Wesleyan 24.33q DIII Season's Best 3 Camille Davis, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 24.36q 4 Faith Burt, So, Wartburg College 24.62 5 Brooke Bell, Jr, Wisconsin Whitewater 24.73 6 Jessica Starks, Sr, Capital University 24.79 Final Wind = +3.3 m/s (aided) 1 Ruby Blackwell, Fr, Methodist University 23.80w 2 Amanda LaRocca, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan 24.02w 3 Robin Yerkes, Sr, Roanoke College 24.17w 4 Shavantay Thomas, So, Illinois Wesleyan 24.19w 5 Camille Davis, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 24.23w 6 Portia Jones, So, Mass Inst Technology 24.28w 7 Ali McCoy, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan 24.40w 8 Ashura Jenkins, Jr, Carthage College 24.81w