2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles

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Notes: Calvin College junior Rachel Boerner won her second event of the day, the 400-meter hurdles, in a stadium record time of 59.80 seconds. Boerner, who was second in the 400-hurdles last year, turned in the eighth fastest time in Division III history. MIT sophomore Jamie Simmons was second in 61.01 and Rhodes College junior Molly Buck was third in 61.69.

Rachel Boerner Quotes
Talk about your transition period between your national championship run in the 400 and now the 400 hurdles: “In the 45 minutes or so between, my coach’s wife is a massage therapist. So, I went and got a massage from her. That was basically it, and I went over and rested and got out of the sun. I was already warmed up from running the 400 open, so I just went through my routine and talked with my coaches one more time. They told me that I have worked and trained very hard to do this.”
Easy to get up for this event knowing this is your specialty:“It was pretty much willpower that got me through. I mean pretty much knowing I wanted it, knowing that my body was ready for it. Around the 200 mark, I knew that I had to keep going and get down that homestretch. It was definitely difficult, but I had to focus on not missing my steps and getting my legs over that final hurdle and going as fast as I could to the finish line.”
 
  
400 Meter Hurdles  
Round 1, Heat 1  
    1 Jamie Simmons, So, Mass Inst Technology           60.52Q            
                                               Stadium record  
                   Was 60.63; Trish Tinucci, St. Thomas, 1991  
    2 Liz Maziejka, Jr, Oneonta S U N Y                 61.09q            
    3 Sara Heizer, Fr, Coe College                      62.40q            
    4 Lauren Bucklin, Sr, Simpson College               62.51q            
    5 Erin Schoenfelder, Fr, Wisconsin Eau Claire       63.36             
    6 Liz Laubenberg, Jr, Mississippi College           65.02             
Round 1, Heat 2  
    1 Rachel Boerner, Jr, Calvin College                60.64Q            
    2 Molly Buck, Jr, Rhodes College                    61.33q            
    3 Taylor Tacha, Fr, Nebraska Wesleyan               63.37             
    4 Sarah Venlet, Fr, Hope College                    63.65             
    5 Kate Brett, Jr, Fredonia S U N Y                  63.80             
    6 Samie Corbin, So, Otterbein College               63.96             
      Tiffany Chamberlain, Fr, Rowan University           DNF             
Round 1, Heat 3  
    1 Nicole Stein, Sr, De Pauw University              62.05Q            
    2 Brittany Melloy, Jr, Wartburg College             62.65q            
    3 Bridgette Starwalt, Jr, Millikin University       62.99             
    4 Brittany Sims, So, Marietta College               63.02             
    5 Michelle Voigts, Jr, Luther College               63.40             
    6 Samantha Nyre, Sr, Wisconsin River Falls          65.13             
Final  
    1 Rachel Boerner, Jr, Calvin College                59.80             
                                           DIII Season's Best  
                                               Stadium record  
    2 Jamie Simmons, So, Mass Inst Technology           61.01             
    3 Molly Buck, Jr, Rhodes College                    61.69             
    4 Nicole Stein, Sr, De Pauw University              61.94             
    5 Brittany Melloy, Jr, Wartburg College             62.73             
    6 Sara Heizer, Fr, Coe College                      62.99             
    7 Liz Maziejka, Jr, Oneonta S U N Y                 63.81             
    8 Lauren Bucklin, Sr, Simpson College               69.76   
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