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Sunday, May 26, 2013
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Roanoke College's Carmen Graves concluded her career by finishing fifth in the final of the 800 meters Saturday at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships hosted by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Graves, a senior who graduated from Christiansburg High School, finished the 800 in 2 minutes, 9.99 seconds and earned All-America honors for the fifth time in her college career.
Christy Cazzola of Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the race with a meet-record time of 2:05.93.
Graves took second in the 800 at the NCAA indoor meet two months ago. Last year, she took third at the indoor meet and fourth in the outdoor event.
TRACK AND FIELD
Local athletes fare well at NCAA East meet
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UVa distance runners shone Saturday in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds hosted by North Carolina A&T.
Mark Amirault was second in his heat of the men's 5000 meters in a time of 14:00.54. Barbara Strehler was the 12th and final qualifier out of the women's 5000 meters in a personal-best 16:07.70 .
Abbey Karin was ninth in the women's javelin.
They will represent UVa next month in the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Radford sophomore Vincent Wyatt (William Fleming) finished 13th in the 110m hurdles.
On Friday, Virginia Tech's Annjulie Vester (hammer throw), Martina Schultze (pole vault), Matthias Treff (javelin), and Darrell Wesh (100 meters) also earned berths in the national championship meet.
URBANA, Ill. - Virginia's dou of Jamere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger advanced to the NCAA doubles semifinals with a 7-6(7-5), 6-4 win over Bob van Overbeek and Stehpane Piro from Florida.
Jenkins also won his singles match against Soren Hess-Oelsen of Texas, 6-3, 6-2.He plays Sebastian Fanselow of Pepperdine in the semifinals.
W&L duo falls in semis
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Robert Kjellberg and Artsiom Prostak of North Carolina Wesleyan beat W&L's Taylor Shamshiri and Michael Holt 6-3, 7-6 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III doubles championships hosted by Kalamazoo College.
The W&L duo finished 26-6 and earned All-America honors.
Generals fall in semis
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kristin Lim and Caroline Ward of Claremont-Mudd Scripps beat W&L's Sonja Meighan and Patricia Kirkland 2-6, 6-3, 3-6 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III doubles championship Saturday.
The W&L duo finished 18-6 and earned All-America honors.
Meighan and Kirkland had advanced to the semifinals by beating Rebecca Curran and Kara Shoemaker of Williams 6-3, 7-6 in Friday's quarterfinals.
In the singles tournament, W&L's Meghan Buell lost to Lim 6-1, 6-0 in the round of 16.
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