Linhard sixth in mile at NCAA meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 14, 2009
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Emma Linhard

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --- Colby College’s Emma Linhard (Brunswick/Brunswick Maine) placed sixth in the mile and earned her second career All-America honor at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday.

Linhard, a sophomore, had a time of 5:00.44 after qualifying for the final with a time of 5:01.32 on Friday. She earned her other All-America honor as part of Colby’s distance medley relay team at the national indoor meet a year ago.

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 national title with a clocking of 4:54.66.

    1 Ayla Mitchell, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh            4:54.66          
    2 Marie Borner, Jr, Bethel University(Mn)         4:55.41          
    3 Ashley Schnell, So, Coe College                 4:55.95          
    4 Lauren Bergstrom, Sr, Calvin College            4:59.50          
    5 Caitlin Mullarkey, Sr, Swarthmore College       5:00.16          
    6 Emma Linhard, So, Colby College                 5:00.44          
    7 Laura Paulsen, Jr, Johns Hopkins                5:00.92          
    8 Rachelle Hawkins, Sr, Cornell College           5:02.81          
    9 Elizabeth Webb, Sr, Washington & Lee            5:03.90          
   10 Tiffany Kulp, Sr, Elizabethtown College         5:13.68 

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