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February 25, 2012

2012 Season - Jones wins 3000 at CCIW

Sarahbeth Jones won the 3000 with a time of 10:21.38 and placed third in the mile in 5:01.91 on Saturday, February 25 at the CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Illinois.

Junior Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) led the way for the Augustana women's track & field team at the 2012 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship on the second day of competition on Saturday, February 25 in Naperville, Illinois. Jones won one event and placed third in another to turn in the top Viking performance.

She won the 3000 with a time of 10:21.38 and placed third in the mile with a 5:01.91 clocking. Just one day earlier she anchored the distance medley team to victory.

Thanks in large part to Jones' effort, Augustana finished sixth in the team standings with 54 points. Illinois Wesleyan won with 163 points while North Central was second with 161 and Carthage took third with 105.5. Millikin (96.5) and Wheaton (72) placed in front of the Vikings while Elmhurst (7) and North Park (3) rounded out the field.

Sophomore Kate Benge (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) was fifth in the 800 in 2:19.35. Sophomore Johanna Schnitzler (Downers Grove South HS, Woodridge, Ill.) placed sixth in the pentathlon with 2,855 points and seventh in the high jump with a clearance of 5' 0 ¼". Sophomore Kierra Smith (Creston HS, Creston, Iowa) was sixth in the 60 hurdles and sophomore Liana Beauchamp (Genoa-Kingston HS, Kingston, Ill.) placed eighth in the shot put with a toss of 37' 3 ¼".

The 1600 relay team was sixth in 4:09.20.