Linhard qualifies for mile final

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 13, 2009
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Emma Linhard

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana --- Colby College’s Emma Linhard (Brunswick/Brunswick, Maine) advanced to the championship race of the women’s mile run after finishing second in a qualifying heat on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Linhard, a sophomore, ran in the second heat and had a time of 5 minutes, 1.32 seconds in taking second. Her time was sixth-best of the 10 qualifiers. The top eight finishers in Saturday’s 2 p.m. final will earn All-America honors.

Linhard was seeded sixth coming into the meet with a time of 4:57.89. Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior Ayla Mitchell, who has the best time of the year at 4:45.80, won the other heat in 4:59.99.

Round 1, Heat 1
    1 Ayla Mitchell, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh            4:59.99Q         
    2 Laura Paulsen, Jr, Johns Hopkins                4:59.99Q         
    3 Caitlin Mullarkey, Sr, Swarthmore College       5:00.30Q         
    4 Lauren Bergstrom, Sr, Calvin College            5:00.59q         
    5 Elizabeth Webb, Sr, Washington & Lee            5:01.36q         
    6 Tiffany Kulp, Sr, Elizabethtown College         5:02.07q         
    7 Kate Leugers, So, Ithaca College                5:02.85          
    8 Heather Jelen, Sr, Bethel University(Mn)        5:04.66          
Round 1, Heat 2
    1 Marie Borner, Jr, Bethel University(Mn)         5:01.14Q         
    2 Emma Linhard, So, Colby College                 5:01.32Q         
    3 Rachelle Hawkins, Sr, Cornell College           5:01.70Q         
    4 Ashley Schnell, So, Coe College                 5:01.82q         
    5 Catie Ellingson, So, Simpson College            5:02.13          
    6 Lauren Reich, Jr, De Pauw University            5:02.38          
    7 Jennifer Lynch, Jr, Muhlenberg College          5:05.81          
    8 Nicky Ouellet, Sr, Oberlin College              5:09.46     

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