Aquinas College - School records, All-Americans highlight day three
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The track & field teams concluded competition at the NAIA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama with All American efforts in six events today. The Saints set two new school records and finished the 2016 season on a high note. The women finished with 26 points to place eighth overall, while the men collected ten points to check in at 29th.
The early morning was highlighted by Carley Woolcott (SR/Huron, MI)'s efforts in the women's marathon. Woolcott would be crowned National Runner-Up as she ran a steady pace over the 26.2 miles. Woolcott's time of 3:09.34 was the third fastest marathon in school history. Clare Naughton (SR/Northville, MI) would finish 12th in the women's race, while Jacob Towne (SR/Grand Rapids, Mich.) concluded his career with a 37th place effort in the men's marathon.
The women's 4x100 meter relay would gain All American status as they placed 7th in a time of 49.40. Courtney Truss (SO/Traverse City, Mich.), Courtney Klawieter (SR/Rockford, MI), Marissa Ingersoll (SR/Fife Lake, MI) and Micaila Rice (SR/Schoolcraft, MI) would make it two years in a row for the sprint relay to finish on the podium. Adri Sigafoose (SO/McBain, Mich.) would then capture her second school record and second All American honor of the Championships during the women's 1500 meter. Sigafoose joins Aquinas legends, Cari Blind and Amanda Strouse, as the only three women to claim All American honors in the 1500. Adri's time of 4:30.03 eclipsed the previous mark set by Strouse in 2008.
Ingersoll would then placed sixth in the 200 meters to become the first female at Aquinas to capture All American honors in the 200. Marissa's time of 24.50 landed her second All American honor of the day. She later would team up with Sigafoose, Klawieter and Truss to notch another sixth place showing in the 1600 meter relay. The foursome's 3:51.32 concluded the Saints efforts on the track for the season.
The field events were highlighted by the Saints scoring two places in the men's pole vault. Curtis Bell (SO/Coleman, Mich.) would break his own record en route to a National Runner-Up performance. Bell cleared 16-6 3/4 to finish second in the competition, while Aaron Hodges (JR/Cadillac, Mich.) placed 7th with a vault of 15-5. Amore Brown (FR/Flint, MI), who cleared 5-3, would place 12th in the women's high jump.