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Arrows Win Five Track & Field Top Honors

April 18, 2011

Ursuline claims highest ever finish at AMC Outdoor Championships

Ursuline College Track & Field finished fourth, with 127 points, at the American Mideast Conference Championships over the weekend at Cedarville University. They finished 67 points ahead of fifth place finisher, rival Notre Dame College. Along with taking home its highest ever team finish; the Arrows had five individual event champions and one AMC Championship meet record.

Highlighting the championship weekend was Nicole Genske's performance in the shot put. Genske, who finished second behind teammate Lauren Hollis for a second AMC title, established a AMC Championship meet record on her very first attempt with a distance of 13.35 meters (43 feet' 9.75") - which tops the 2003 record of 13.26 meters by Tiffany French of Malone.

Hollis won the AMC championship in the hammer toss on her first attempt with a throw of 44.60 meters (146' 4"). Hollis and Genske were the only two in conference to surpass the 40-meter mark, which they combined to do five times in six attempts.

Andrea Murray rounded out the AMC championships for the Arrows in the throwing events, winning the conference title in the Discus with a throw of 39.01 meters (128'), again on her first attempt.

Amber Bourcier claimed her first AMC Outdoor Championship in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.60. She also joined the 4x400 relay team of Tanisha Williams, Jennette Goans and Jaimie Grindle to bring home the fifth title at the meet for the Arrows. The team ran the race in 4:01.26, establishing a new track record at Cedarville, finishing over two seconds fast than second place Cedarville.

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