SRU Good News for March 24, 2009
Two SRU track and field standouts earn All-America honors
Jenn Harpp of Highland Heights, Ohio, and Whitney Hendershot of Salamanca, N.Y., both Slippery Rock University women's track and field standouts, earned All-America honors at the recent NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships at the University of Houston.
Harpp earned her first All-America honor by placing second in the 5,000-meter run. She shattered her own school record in the process, finishing with a time of 16:33.38. Earlier this season, she set the SRU record with a time of 16:39.41.
Hendershot earned her second All-America honor indoors with a sixth-place finish in the high jump. She cleared a height of 1.71 meters (5-07.25), which matches the height she cleared at the 2008 National Championships to tie for fifth-place.
The top eight finishers in each event at the National Championships earn All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Harpp and Hendershot combined to score 11 team points for SRU, placing the women's team 13th out of 50 schools that scored points. The Rock led all Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference teams and was the highest finishing team in the Atlantic Region.
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