CLAREMONT, CA – Entering the third and final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & field Championships the Ephs were in fourth place with 11 points. Wartburg led the competition with 29 points.
Scoring 12 points on the third day of competition the Ephs finished in 5th place with 23 points. Wartburg College ran away with the team title racking up 129 points, which was an astounding 77 points ahead of second place Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Sophomore Brianne Mirecki was seeded 5th in the 3000m steeplechase and had posted a season best time of 10:40.35. Today Mirecki finished in a time of 10:52.99, placing 9th. Mirecki was one place from scoring and one place from All-America honors.
Junior Tanasia Hoffler, the defending outdoor triple jump champion, having won the event as both a freshman and a sophomore entered seeded fifth in the event this spring with a season best 39' 9.55". Hoffler's streak of outdoor triple jump titles was ended at two by Melissa Norville of Illinois College. Norville posted a 12.58m (41' 03') mark to claim the win. Hoffler ended up second with a 12.38m effort (40' 7.5"), earning All-America honors in the event for the third straight year.