March 14, 2005
USI women’s track and field finishes 13th
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women’s track and field team’s performance at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships this past weekend was good enough for 13th in the final team standings. The Screaming Eagles finished with 15 points, just five points away from a top 10 finish.
USI racked up a school-record six All-America awards in the meet, with sophomore Candace Perry (Anderson, Indiana) posting the squad’s top finish—Perry finished third in the long jump with a mark of 19 feet, 9.5 inches.
Junior Heather Cooksey (Brownsburg, Indiana) led the Eagles with two All-America awards, picking up honors with her fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters and USI’s fifth-place finish in the Distance Medley Relay.
Senior Crystal Stock (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) as well as sophomore Natalie Clark (Newburgh, Indiana) and Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) also earned All-America honors for their performances in the DMR.
USI will open its outdoor schedule March 26 at the Spring Classic in Carbondale, Illinois.
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