2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships


Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

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Notes: MIT senior Jacqui Wentz won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 10:16.16, the third best all-time in the history of Division III. Baldwin Wallace junior Kim Chinn was second in 10:30.53 and last year's winner, Stephanie Perleberg of UW-La Crosse was third in 10:32.64.

Jacqui Wentz Quotes
How her 2009 fourth-place finish helped her this year: “It helped me to calm down and make me feel more comfortable already having the national experience I had from last spring down in southern Ohio. I knew I was going to be just as good as the other competitors that were out there. I just had to run my own race.”
How last year’s champion (Stephanie Perleberg (UW-LaCrosse) set the early pace and how it affected her race:“My race plan was to stay right behind the race leader no matter who was out there ahead of me. That was my plan until the final three laps. Then, I was going to push the pace, run my own race, and wanted to see where I was at during the bell lap. It did help that she went out early and set that early pace.”
Improving from the sixth-fastest time in history to today running the third-quickest mark: “I feel like I had a good performance in me today. A few weeks ago, I set my time to qualify to get in here. I knew if I ran my race, I could better that time and do well today. I am very proud of my performance today.”

3000m Steeplechase   
    1 Jacqui Wentz, Sr, Mass Inst Technology         10:16.16              
                                           DIII Season's Best   
    2 Kim Chinn, Jr, Baldwin Wallace                 10:30.53              
    3 Stephanie Perleberg, Sr, Wisconsin La Crosse   10:32.64              
    4 Hannah Humbach, Sr, Wisconsin Eau Claire       10:40.18              
    5 Elizabeth Smit, Sr, Calvin College             10:43.79              
    6 Katie Dolan, Sr, Luther College                10:44.23              
    7 Greta Sieve, Sr, St. Catherine                 10:44.29              
    8 Kerry Arouca, Sr, Westfield State              10:45.07              
    9 Kimber Mattox, So, Willamette University       10:48.16              
   10 Michelle Wallace, Sr, College of New Jersey    10:52.10              
   11 Jena Peacock, So, Rowan University             10:52.58              
   12 Megan VanDenHengel, Sr, Elizabethtown College  10:58.30              
   13 Sophie Galleher, Sr, Amherst College           10:58.85              
   14 Jenny Piskor, Jr, Wisconsin Oshkosh            11:01.35              
   15 Gretchen Braymer, Jr, Calvin College           11:06.22              
   16 Alyssa Sybilrud, So, Wisconsin Eau Claire      11:06.57              
   17 Marissa Liberati, Fr, Geneseo S U N Y          11:13.55              
   18 Kat Zimmerly, Jr, Ohio Wesleyan                11:46.79             
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