2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay

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Notes: Wartburg College won the women's 4x400-meter relay for the fourth year in a row with a stadium record time of 3:43.35, the fifth fastest time in Division III history. Massachusetts Institute of Technology was second in 3:44.49 while Illinois Wesleyan was third with a time of 3:46.23.

Wartburg College 4 x 400 Meter Relay Quotes (Nevada Morrison, Chelsey Jacobs, Jen Ganshirt, Hannah Baker)
How does it feel to win this particular event four consecutive years? “It is a very amazing accomplishment. It is truly amazing. We have really come together as a family the last four years. When you talk about goals at the beginning of the season, you do talk about obtaining this one (a national championship) from day one. From our freshman year, we have really strived to be the best at what we do each of the four years. Chelsey, Jen and I are all seniors and Nevada is a sophomore.”
Thoughts on the progressions of the handoffs and their race:
Nevada Morrison: “Well, I ran the first leg. I got this burn on my foot, so it was a little painful, but I ran as hard as I could and finished it out strong.”
Chelsey Jacobs: “I was the second leg. The exchange was a little close, but I think I was in the lead when I got it from Nevada.”
Jen Ganshirt: “My goal was just to extend the lead and put Hannah into a good position to win it.”
Hannah Baker: “This is our three last races as seniors. We just wanted to leave it all out there on the track and nothing left to chance. I ran the anchor leg as hard as I could so we could go out as national champions. The cool thing about running with this group of girls is that they’re like my sisters and I have complete trust in them. They put me in a wonderful position, and I think I got the baton with something like a 10-meter lead or something. It was my last race, and I knew that I had to leave it all out there on the track.”

 
  
   
4x400 Meter Relay  
Round 1, Heat 1  
    1 Wartburg College (Nevada Morrison, Chelsey Jacobs, Jen   
      Ganshirt, Hannah Baker)                         3:44.24Q            
                                               Stadium record  
                     Was 3:47.24; Calvin College (VanWoerkom,  
                              Veltkamp, Mulder, Pierce). 1999  
    2 Wisconsin Platteville (Carshella Porter, Deidre   
      Dillman, Shea Bierman, Ann Tank)                3:49.45Q            
    3 Wisconsin Stevens Pt (Elizabeth Caine, Kristin Kuber,   
      Chelsea Czarnecki, Kathleen Folbrecht)          3:49.67q            
    4 Rhodes College (Megan Lee, Samantha Specht, Julia   
      Goss, Molly Buck)                               3:51.65             
    5 St. Olaf College (Callie Knaeble, Kathryn Thompson,   
      Alison Millis, Becca Neuger)                    3:55.31             
Round 1, Heat 2  
    1 Illinois Wesleyan (Ali McCoy, Tara Clemens, Jessica   
      Christy, Lauren Alpert)                         3:47.78Q            
    2 Williams College (Nora Mitchell, Rebecca Fine, Tanasia   
      Hoffler, Hillary Higgs)                         3:49.46Q            
    3 Central College (Ia) (Jill Ziskovsky, Emily Teas, Sam   
      Retz, Felicia Coleman)                          3:51.45             
    4 Wisconsin Eau Claire (Corinna Saager, Talisa Emberts,   
      Erin Schoenfelder, Jordanne Greenup)            3:52.77             
    5 Gustavus Adolphus (Danielle Burgmeier, Abby Karl,   
      Amanda Iverson, Kaelene Lundstrum)              3:52.91             
Round 1, Heat 3  
    1 Mass Inst Technology (Jamie Simmons, Martha Gross,   
      Jacqui Wentz, Portia Jones)                     3:47.74Q            
    2 Univ of St. Thomas (Molly Demmer, Kelly Russ, Becky   
      Theisen, Nikki Arola)                           3:48.94Q            
    3 Wisconsin River Falls (Natasha Arnold, Kali Meurer,   
      Alyssa Rasmussen, Sophie Lasko)                 3:50.23q            
    4 College of New Jersey (Kayla Ghanavati, Jianna   
      Spadacinni, Brielle Doremus, Meryl Wimberley)   3:52.28             
    5 Calvin College (Katie Roelofs, Jordan Gabrielse,   
      Kaitlin Diemer, Alison Tuuk)                    3:57.54             
Final  
    1 Wartburg College (Nevada Morrison, Chelsey Jacobs,   
      Jenny Kordick, Hannah Baker)                    3:43.35             
                                           DIII Season's Best  
                                               Stadium record  
    2 Mass Inst Technology (Jamie Simmons, Martha Gross,   
      Jacqui Wentz, Portia Jones)                     3:44.49             
    3 Illinois Wesleyan (Ali McCoy, Lauren Alpert, Mackenzie   
      Clemens, Tara Clemens)                          3:46.23             
    4 Wisconsin River Falls (Samantha Nyre, Alyssa   
      Rasmussen, Kali Meurer, Natasha Arnold)         3:46.93             
    5 Univ of St. Thomas (Molly Demmer, Kelly Russ, Becky   
      Theisen, Nikki Arola)                           3:48.26             
    6 Wisconsin Platteville (Carshella Porter, Deidre   
      Dillman, Shea Bierman, Ann Tank)                3:49.23             
    7 Williams College (Nora Mitchell, Rebecca Fine, Tanasia   
      Hoffler, Hillary Higgs)                         3:49.60             
    8 Wisconsin Stevens Pt (Elizabeth Caine, Kristin Kuber,   
      Chelsea Czarnecki, Kathleen Folbrecht)          3:51.94
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