Women's 800-Meter Run
Notes: Bethel senior Marie Borner won her second event of the day in a meet record time of 2:06.87 in the women's 800-meter run. Her time was also a Finnie Stadium record. The College of New Jersey senior Jianna Spadacinni was runner-up for the second year in a row in 2:08.05. Lizzy Danhakl of Willams finished third in 2:10.68 after finishing sixth last year.
Marie Borner Quotes
On how it feels to be the 1500-meter and 800-meter NCAA Div. III Champion: “Good, I knew I could do it if I was smart all weekend and stayed hydrated and stayed out of the sun and I knew if I felt good I could do it, so if feels awesome to have done it. ”
On how she was able to win after the short turnaround following her win in the 1500-meter run: “It was definitely weird, I doubled at conference so I kind of knew a little bit of how it was going to go. It was kind of funny because as I was cooling down all of the 800 ladies were warming up and I was trying to get my feet up and get rid of some of the lactic acid in my legs and just stay warm and I knew I really needed to get out with a good first lap and just try to hold it."
800 Meter Run Round 1, Heat 1 1 Marie Borner, Sr, Bethel University(Mn) 2:12.62Q 2 Hannah Weiss, Sr, Loras College 2:12.78Q 3 Courtney Baker, Jr, Carnegie Mellon 2:13.22 4 Dani Meirick, So, Luther College 2:13.86 5 Erica Jackey, So, Washington (Missouri) 2:14.55 Round 1, Heat 2 1 Jianna Spadacinni, Sr, College of New Jersey 2:11.17Q Stadium record Was 2:11.77; Beth Fitzgerald, Willamette University, 1999 2 Emily Schudrowitz, So, St. Norbert College 2:11.41Q 3 Mackenzie Clemens, Sr, Illinois Wesleyan 2:11.70 4 Laura Rieger, Jr, Loras College 2:12.05 5 Mary Doris Reggie, Sr, Amherst College 2:12.23 6 Salme Cook, Sr, Stevens Inst Tech 2:13.74 Round 1, Heat 3 1 Meryl Wimberley, Jr, College of New Jersey 2:10.28Q Stadium record 2 Lizzy Danhakl, Jr, Williams College 2:10.54Q 3 Sheena Crawley, Fr, Franklin & Marshall 2:11.39q 4 Nicole Calabrese, Sr, Wartburg College 2:11.46q 5 Erin Sprangers, Sr, Univ of St. Thomas 2:12.20 6 Ann Tank, So, Wisconsin Platteville 2:15.98 Final 1 Marie Borner, Sr, Bethel University(Mn) 2:06.87 NCAA Championships record Was 2:07.39; Liz Woodworth, Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2003 Stadium record 2 Jianna Spadacinni, Sr, College of New Jersey 2:08.05 3 Lizzy Danhakl, Jr, Williams College 2:10.68 4 Meryl Wimberley, Jr, College of New Jersey 2:11.05 5 Hannah Weiss, Sr, Loras College 2:11.99 6 Emily Schudrowitz, So, St. Norbert College 2:12.21 7 Nicole Calabrese, Sr, Wartburg College 2:12.29 8 Sheena Crawley, Fr, Franklin & Marshall 2:12.83