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May 24, 2007

Shafer earns All-America honors,
Burgin advances to steeplechase finals

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.University of Southern Indiana sophomore Allison Shafer (Plainville, Indiana) earned All-America honors in the 10,000 meters Thursday night at the NCAA II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Allison Shafer

Shafer finished fifth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36 minutes, 20.46 seconds. It marks the third time in 2006-07 that Shafer has earned All-America honors. She garnered All-America honors in cross country as well as the indoor 5,000 meters.

In addition to the 10,000 meters, senior Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) advanced to the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Burgin finished fourth in the first heat of the women's steeplechase with a time of 10 minutes, 55.62 seconds and will be seeded seventh in Saturday's final.

Senior Carrie Leimberger (Indianapolis, Indiana) did not qualify for the finals in the women's steeplechase after finishing 18th with a time of 11 minutes, 48.34 seconds.

Shafer returns to action Friday when she competes in the prelims of the 5,000 meters at 8:15 p.m. (CDT), while Burgin returns to action Saturday when she competes in the steeplechase final at 4 p.m.

Dan McDonnell,
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