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 Good News: SRU's Hansen takes third at nationals; fifth All-America Honor 

 

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SRU Good News for March 19, 2010

 

SRU's Hansen takes third at nationals; fifth All-America Honor

ALBUQUERQUE - Jen Hansen, a senior from Charleston, W. Va., earned her fifth career All-America honor with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships last Friday.

Hansen cleared 3.91 meters (12'-10"), her second-best mark of the season, to place third in the event. 

            The top-eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. 

            Hansen now has three All-America honors during the outdoor season, along with two All-America certificates from the indoor season. 

            "We couldn't be more proud of Jen and the way she performed this season," said head coach John Papa. "She had to miss both seasons last year with an injury and for her to come back and place third at nationals is an outstanding accomplishment."

            Earlier this week, she was selected as the Atlantic Region Female Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

                        

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