2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Women's 400-Meter Dash

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Notes: Calvin College junior Rachel Boerner won the 400-meter title in a time of 54.50 seconds. Roanoke College senior Robin Yerkes was runner-up for the second year in a row with a time of 55.25 and Coe College sophomore Keelie Finnel was third in 55.30.

Rachel Boerner Quotes
What it feels like to be both indoor and outdoor national champion: It feels really good. It feels good to go out there and run. My goal was to break 55 seconds, and I did that. Its a great feeling, and something I cant describe.
What was your mental mindset headed into this event? I was really nervous for the 400 open. My main event is the 400 hurdles. I kind of did the open as a team thing as we needed a person to do it. I had the confidence to stay with my other competitors, and I had that final kick to go out and edge them at the line.
Expectations of her primary event the 400 Hurdles: I hope to do really well in that also. I hope to get out and run a good race and finish first in that as well.

 
  
   
    
400 Meter Dash   
Round 1, Heat 1   
    1 Keelie Finnel, So, Coe College                    55.26Q             
    2 Hillary Higgs, So, Williams College               56.35              
    3 Kwesi Seabrook, So, Capital University            56.88              
    4 Onesa Bowman, Sr, Univ of Redlands                57.27              
    5 Kathleen Folbrecht, Sr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt      57.53              
    6 Portia Jones, So, Mass Inst Technology            57.66              
Round 1, Heat 2   
    1 Nevada Morrison, So, Wartburg College             55.36Q             
    2 Natasha Arnold, Jr, Wisconsin River Falls         55.87q             
    3 Ali McCoy, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan                  55.93q             
    4 Hannah Baker, Sr, Wartburg College                56.25              
    5 Mary Mahoney, Fr, Mount Union College             57.21              
    6 Christina Washington, So, Lynchburg College       57.36              
Round 1, Heat 3   
    1 Robin Yerkes, Sr, Roanoke College                 55.14Q             
    2 Rachel Boerner, Jr, Calvin College                55.30q             
    3 Chelsey Jacobs, Sr, Wartburg College              55.64q             
    4 Marcia McCord, Jr, Ithaca College                 56.08q             
    5 Nikki Arola, Sr, Univ of St. Thomas               56.28              
    6 Jenny Kordick, Sr, Wartburg College               56.69              
Final   
    1 Rachel Boerner, Jr, Calvin College                54.50              
                                           DIII Season's Best   
    2 Robin Yerkes, Sr, Roanoke College                 55.25              
    3 Keelie Finnel, So, Coe College                    55.30              
    4 Marcia McCord, Jr, Ithaca College                 55.79              
    5 Chelsey Jacobs, Sr, Wartburg College              55.81              
    6 Nevada Morrison, So, Wartburg College             55.84              
    7 Natasha Arnold, Jr, Wisconsin River Falls         55.95              
    8 Ali McCoy, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan                  56.45  
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