May 26, 2007
Burgin earns All-America honors
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—University of Southern Indiana senior Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) earned All-America honors after finishing third in the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase Saturday in the final day of the NCAA II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Burgin, who picked up her second career All-America honor, finished the race in 10 minutes, 45.80 seconds. It is the first outdoor All-America honor for Burgin, who earned All-America honors in the distance medley relay as a sophomore at the 2005 NCAA II Indoor Championships.
In addition to Burgin, sophomore Allison Shafer
(Plainville, Indiana) finished 12th in the final of the 5,000 meters Saturday. Shafer, who earned All-America honors in the 10,000 meters Thursday night, finished the race in 18 minutes, 26.06 seconds. She ran a total of 20,000 meters in three days.
As a team, the Screaming Eagles finished in a tie for 24th with a total of 10 points. Burgin earned six points from the steeplechase, while Shafer tallied four points in the 10,000 meters.
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