SHU - Duncan Wins High Jump Title; Women's T&F Finishes Fourth at Indoor Nationals

SHU - Duncan Wins High Jump Title; Women's T&F Finishes Fourth at Indoor Nationals

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GENEVA, Ohio -- Phoenix Duncan won the national championship in the high jumpa dn led a group of five Saints to claim All-America honors on Saturday as the Siena Heights women's track and field team placed fourth at the NAIA Indoor Championships, which took place at the SPIRE Institute.



Duncan cleared 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches (1.74 meters) and beat out Cornerstone's Brittany Murray on a tiebreaker to become the second SHU woman in as many days to win a national title.



High jump teammate Marissa Johnson, who earned All-America accolades, had a jump of 5-6 (1.68m) and finished sixth after dropping from a tie for fifth due to tiebreaker.



Stephanie Marquardt broke her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a third-place time of 8.60 seconds. She also claimed All-America.



Brianna Pekel and Kasey Renshaw also had All-America performances in the 600 and shot put, respectively.



Pekel placed sixth with a time of 1:34.10. Renshaw finished eighth with a toss of 45-6 1/4 (13.87m) -- just one day after winning the weight throw national title.



Haley Hudson added an 18th-place finish for the Saints in the shot put, distancing 40-6 1/4 (12.35m).



The Saints had 43 team points to earn its spot on the podium. They trailed only national champ Oklahoma Baptist (87), Indiana Tech (79) and Wayland Baptist, Texas (73).

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