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June 4, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Walsh & Hottle share MVP award

Amy Walsh shared the Most Valuable Performer on the 2010 Augustana women's track & field team with Hannah Hottle.

A pair of juniors, Hannah Hottle (Monmouth-Roseville HS, Monmouth, Ill.) and Amy Walsh (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) shared the Most Valuable Performer award for the 2010 Augustana women’s track & field team. Hottle was a middle distance runner while Walsh handled the hurdle events for the Vikings.

Hottle set a new school record in the 3000 steeplechase when she ran 11:30.95 on May 1 at the Fighting Scot Invitational on May 1 in Monmouth, Illinois. She also met the qualifying time for the NCAA Division III national meet in the 800 when she clocked a time of 2:13.82 on May 14 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Illinois. During the year she also had the fastest time in the 400 at :59.09. She was a regular on the 1600, 3200 and distance medley relay teams as well. She ran a leg on the school record 3200 relay team that turned in a time of 9:21.93 at the Drake Relays on April 24, breaking the old mark by nearly seven seconds. At the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin meet on May 8 in Wheaton, Illinois she was second in the 800 with a time of 2:16.43.

Walsh had the best time for the Vikings in the 100 hurdles and the 400 hurdles. She ran :15.65 at the CCIW meet in Wheaton on May 8 in the 100 hurdles and her best clocking in the 400 hurdles was 1:04.74 at the Augie Twilight Qualifier at home on May 21. She placed second in the CCIW in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:05.47 and was fifth in the 100 hurdles. She was also a regular on the 1600 relay team.

Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) was named the Most Valuable Freshman. She ran the 800 and was sixth n the CCIW meet.

The Most Improved Performer award was shared by five athletes. Junior heptathlete Brittney Bennett (Annawan HS, Annawan, Ill.), sophomore distance runner Angela Pisani (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), sophomore thrower Amber Gruber (Rolling Meadows HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.), junior distance runner Anita Maurer (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) and senior javelin thrower Brooke Sebek (Mother McAuley HS, Chicago, Ill.) were the winners.

The “Erica Vortman Viking” honor went to senior Valerie Bustle (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) and freshman Jennifer Prazak (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.). Bustle was a team captain this past season and she won the same award in the indoor campaign. She was also a winner of the “Erica Vortman Viking” award during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a sophomore.

The team elected seven captains for the 2011 season and those are: Bennett, Hottle, Maurer, Ella Mathieson (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.), Brittany Prazak (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.), Meaghan Reaney (Lincoln-Way Central HS, New Lenox, Ill.) and Walsh.

The captains for 2010 were Bustle, Ainsley Fedler (Burlington HS, Burlington, Iowa), Samantha Laskowski (Reavis HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.) and Caitlin Quinn (Metamora HS, Metamora, Ill.).

2010 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS TRACK & FIELD LETTER WINNERS

NAME

 

YR

EVENT

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

Valerie

Bach*

Fr

Sprints

Palatine, Ill. (Palatine)

Melanie

Battistoni**

So

Discus

Elmhurst, Ill. (York)

Samantha

Bazely*

Fr

Long/Triple Jump

Coal Valley, Ill. (Alleman)

Katie

Bedene**

So

Sprints

Lake Villa, Ill. (Grayslake North)

Brittney

Bennett***

Jr

Heptathlon – Sprints

Annawan, Ill. (Annawan)

Tara

Bistry*

Fr

Distance

Shorewood, Ill. (Joliet Catholic)

Sarah

Blyth ***

Sr

Distance

Palatine, Ill. (Palatine)

Valerie

Bustle **** (C)

Sr

Hurdles

Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo)

Theresa

Coverick*

Fr

Mid Distance

Palos Park, Ill. (Amos Alonzo Stagg)

Krystal

Damiano ****

Sr

Mid Distance – Pole Vault

Cary, Ill. (Cary-Grove)

Paige

Deike ****

Sr

Mid Distance

Leroy, Ill. (Leroy)

Danielle

Detelich**

Sr

Sprints

St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North)

Katie

Dinkel*

Fr

Sprints

Fairfield, Iowa (Maharashi)

Nicole

Eckdahl***

Sr

Distance

Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers Grove North)

Ainsley

Fedler **** (C)

Sr

Sprints

Burlington, Iowa (Burlington)

Catherine

Foreman**

So

Sprints

Saint Joseph, Ill. (St Joseph-Ogden)

Morgan

Gale**

So

Sprints – Long Jump

Oregon, Ill. (Oregon)

Jennifer

Garrett*

Fr

Sprints

Carol Stream, Ill. (Glenbard North)

Libby

Geison ****

Sr

Pole Vault

Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington)

Daun

Greif***

Jr

Manager

Sandwich, Ill. (Sandwich)

Amber

Gruber**

So

Throws

Arlington Heights, Ill. (Rolling Meadows)

Annie

Heifner*

Fr

Distance

Oregon, Wis. (Oregon)

Hannah

Hottle ***

Jr

Mid Distance

Monmouth, Ill. (Monmouth-Roseville)

Sarah

Johnson**

So

Distance

Lake Villa, Ill. (Grayslake North)

Sarahbeth

Jones*

Fr

Mid Distance

Wadsworth, Ill. (Warren Township)

Kristin

Klouda ***

Jr

Pole Vault – High Jump

Winfield, Ill. (West Chicago)

Samantha

Laskowski **** (C)

Sr

Mid Distance

Oak Lawn, Ill. (Reavis)

Rachael

Latham**

So

Mid Distance

Elgin, Ill. (Burlington Central)

Megan

Lecander**

Jr

Long Jump – Triple Jump

Sherrard, Ill. (Sherrard)

Melissa

Lehpamer**

So

Distance

Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield South)

Emily

Margosian*

Fr

Hurdles

Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley)

Ella

Mathieson ***

Jr

Long Jump – Triple Jump

LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township)

Jordan

Mauerman*

Fr

Jumps - Sprints

Albany, Wis. (Albany)

Anita

Maurer ***

Jr

Steeplechase

Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers Grove North)

Samantha

Pancamo ****

Sr

Distance

Wauconda, Ill. (Wauconda)

Angela

Pisani**

So

Distance

Elmhurst, Ill. (York)

Kristillyn

Pohlman*

Fr

Distance

Winthrop Harbor, Ill. (Zion-Benton)

Brittany

Prazak ***

Jr

Steeplechase

Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)

Jennifer

Prazak*

Fr

Mid Distance

Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)

Caitlin

Quinn **** (C)

Sr

Pole Vault

Metamora, Ill. (Metamora)

Katie

Ries*

Jr

Mid Distance

Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City Regina)

Katherine

Rowland**

Jr

Sprints – Long Jump

Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville)

Allie

Scaggs*

So

Jumps

Petersburg, Ill. (Petersburg-Porta)

Hannah

Schneider ***

Jr

Mid Distance

Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers Grove North)

Brooke

Sebek**

Sr

Sprints - Javelin

Oak Lawn, Ill. (Mother McAuley)

Bethany

Siwek*

Fr

Throws

Woodstock, Ill. (Woodstock)

Patricia

Stoker**

So

Throws

Lincolnwood, Ill. (Niles West)

Megan

Timmerman ***

Sr

High Jump

Mundelein, Ill. (Mundelein)

Taylor

Tjardes*

Fr

Heptathlon

Gibson City, Ill. (Gibson City/Melvin-Sibley)

Kelsey

Unseth ****

Sr

Distance

Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook)

Amy

Walsh ***

Jr

Hurdles

Cary, Ill. (Cary Grove)

Devon

White*

Fr

Javelin

DeKalb, Ill. (DeKalb)

Dana

Wleklinski ***

Sr

Distance

Palatine, Ill. (Palatine)

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