CU - Women’s T&F finishes 16th at Indoor Nationals

CU - Women’s T&F finishes 16th at Indoor Nationals

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A strong performance by junior Tess Odegard (JR/Ypsilanti, Mich.) as the national runner-up in the High Jump, gave the women's track and field team a 16th place overall team finish as the NAIA Indoor National Championships came to a close today. Cornerstone and the entire WHAC had a solid showing amongst the best schools in the NAIA.

After seeing a pair of racewalkers earn All-American status on Friday afternoon, the women's team handed it over to two individuals to finish up their stay in Johnson City.

Freshman Hannah Drake (FR/Volant, Pa.) had a solid outing in the triple jump but was unable to qualify for finals. The mark of 11.14m (36'6.75") was just off the mark she needed to advance to finals.

Then the attention turned to Tess Odegard who was looking to make a statement and she did just that in the High Jump as the junior finished as the national runner-up. Odegard, who also reached the same finish as a freshman two years ago, had a best jump of 1.71m (5'7.25)

The points by Odegard, combined with the ones yesterday, gave CU 17 for the three-days and a 16th place overall finish. Wayland Baptist won the meet while three other WHAC schools finished in the top-10 – Indiana Tech, Aquinas and Siena Heights.

Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves