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 Good News: Hansen earns top regional track, field honor 



SRU Good News for March 16, 2010


Hansen earns top regional track, field honor

NEW ORLEANS - Jen Hansen, Slippery Rock University senior pole vault standout from Charleston, W. Va., has been selected as the Atlantic Region Female Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

            Hansen was joins Shippensburg's Neely Spence in representing the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference as regional award winners. Spence was named co-Track Athlete of the Year. 

Hansen claimed her fourth PSAC indoor championship in the pole vault recently and posted the fourth-best clearance in the nation this season at 3.90-meters. That mark placed her atop the PSAC and regional rankings by more than a foot. 

Hansen is a five-time All-America performer between the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons 

            Hansen was joined by Rock teammates Kim Stitt of Hermitage, Phil Rector of Allentown and Brady Wert of Walworth, N.J., at the national meet last weekend. 


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. 


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