Two Bruins earn All-American honors at national championships
DIII track and field Charity Arn finishes fifth in the heptathlon and Rachel Kraske seventh in the 400 hurdles at the DIII national championships
DELAWARE, Ohio Leading the largest contingent George Fox has ever sent to the NCAA DIII national championships, Charity Arn and Rachel Kraske both received All-America honors by earning podium finishes last week at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Arn scored 4,986 points May 22 to place fifth in the heptathlon, with Kraske clocking a 1:02.14 to take seventh in the 400 hurdles Saturday.
Together, the pair scored six points to place George Fox in an eight-way tie for 42nd in the team standings.
Wartburg College claimed the national championship with 65 points, edging the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with 63.
Arn topped her previous best score of 4,710 points to move into second-place all-time in GFU history behind 2012 national champion Alexis Arnold, while teammate Maria Green placed ninth with 4,706 points.
In all events, Arn was first in the high jump (5-6.5), fourth in the 100 hurdles (14.75), 13th in the shot put (33-9.5), 18th in the 200 (26.98), eighth in the long jump (16-9.75), seventh in the javelin (114-2) and 11th in the 800 (2:24.98).
Green won the javelin (132-4), tied for third in the high jump (5-4.25), was 22nd in the 100 hurdles (16.09), eighth in the shot put (36-0.25), 15th in the 200 (26.75), third in the long jump (17-1.25) and 21st in the 800 (2:36.46).
Kraske, the Bruins record holder in the 400 hurdles with a 1:00.70, had earned a spot in the finals by running a 1:00.74 May 22, the fifth-best time in the preliminaries, but settled for seventh after her 1:02.14 in the finals.
Two other Bruins missed out on All-American status competing in preliminaries on the opening day of competition May 22, as Alyssa Turner placed ninth in the 400 hurdle preliminaries (1:01.63) and Asia Greene took 10th in the long jump (18-2.5), finishing just a quarter of an inch out of eighth place.
Emily Painter also competed on the opening day, finishing 18th in the 10,000 in 37:47.57. Competing on Saturday, Rachael Adkins placed 22nd in the triple jump, clearing 35-9.5.
On the mens side, Arick Morrells best mark of 178-10 left him in 16th in the hammer throw and Will Lawrence was 17th in the 800 in 1:54.51.