William Woods' Lee Anna Sanders qualifies for Indoor Track Championship
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - The William Woods University women's track and field team will be sending its first athlete to the NAIA Indoor National Championships later this season, as Lee Anna Sanders punched her ticket by hitting the 'B' Standard in the 5,000-meter race at the Jim Green Invitational on Saturday.
Sanders second place finish, with a time of 18:20.20, stole the concentration on the day, as the senior qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships for the second straight year, in the 5,000-meter event.
The Owls, however had other dominating performances, as there were three new personal-bests collected on the day.
Freshman thrower, Madelyn Scrivner, continues to have a strong start to her Owls career, as she recorded two new personal-bests, which included the shot put (11.71) for a fourth place finish and the weight throw event, tossing a 13.46 for a eighth place finish.
Another freshman, Megan Wilson, set a new personal-best in the 200-meter event, posting a time of 27:10, which was good enough for a 12th place finish. The freshman, later on in the day had a sixth place finish in the 400-meter race, crossing the finish line at 1:01.60.
Senior, Madeline Emme, just missed out on qualifying for Nationals (.02), as she posted a second place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, timing in at 9:27.
Samantha Brolaski, collected an eighth place finish in the mile, with a time of 5:41.92, while Hannah Corbin competed in the 400-meters, grabbing a seventh place finish with a time of 1:01.53.
Corbin and Wilson would then team up with Petra Bethea and Loren Brooks to bring home a second place finish in the 4x400-meter relays, as the squad posted a time of 4:11.97.
The Owls finished sixth out of 21 teams in the Jim Green Invitational.
The Owls will get a weekend off, and will return to action at the American Midwest Conference Championships on February 19th.