Lady Hawks track ties for 21st at Indoor National Championship

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Justyna Mudy finished second in the nation in the 3k run

Justyna Mudy finished second in the nation in the 3k run

March 9, 2009

Complete Results

Johnson City, Tenn. - The Shorter College Lady Hawks track team finished at the NAIA national championships this weekend at the mini-dome on the campus of East Tennessee State University. The ladies came back to Rome with a 21st place finish, one All-American, and three more school records.

Justyna Mudy, who already has a cross country All-American award to her credit, added another in the 3,000 meter final. Her runner-up finish was only the first time this indoor season that Mudy lost a race, similar to the cross country season, where she lost but only one race.

Mudy also anchored the women's distance medley relay. Sarah Massey, Courtney Pike, Tia Moreland, and Mudy were unable to make the final, but were able to cross the line in the prelims with a school record time of 12:31.70. All four women will look to make a return trip next year as they are all underclassmen.

Freshman Brittany Sewell had both the 60 and 200 meter dashes to run. Her 60 meter time placed her 21st, while her 200 meter time of 26.21 was less than a tenth of a second from her personal best. She still is ranked 3rd all time in school history behind All-Americans K'Iana Dupree and Ashley Cousin.

The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Mia Jones, Ashlie Stewartson, Dominique Woods, and Jessica Coons also bested their school record. They too were unable to make the final, but came across the line in 4:00.24. The ladies will look towards the outdoor season to improve weekly as they have during the indoor season.

Stewartson, the volleyball standout, also had the long and triple jump to contend to. Her long jump leap was off her personal best, but the jump of 17'6.25" was good enough for 13th place. On the final day of competition, she opened up the day with a school record jump of 37'4.5", placing 11th and missing the finals by less than 9 inches.

For the season, the ladies have broken 13 school records and have honored one All-American. Next up will be the outdoor track season at Emory University. The ladies, who lost the Mid-South Conference championship by 6 points, will look to finish the year with a title to go along with what looks to be another successful season.

Shorter College Women's Track
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