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Bishop and Allen Compete at NCAA Division III Championships

Cherelle Allen and Kelsey Bishop Compete at 2009 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships Marietta, Ohio - May 21, 2009 - Both Kelsey Bishop and Cherelle Allen competed in the opening day of the 2009 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Bishop performed in the hammer throw competition, while Allen competed in the long jump.

Bishop finished her steller career at Springfield on Thursday afternoon as she was unable to qualify for the championship final in the hammer throw. The senior recorded a distance of 153-2 (46.68m) on the day, finishing 18th out of 19 competitors. Bishop went into the meet ranked 14th in the event as she qualified with a toss of 50.88m (166-11) earlier this year at the Springfield Invitational.

Allen also was unable to advance to the championship final in the long jump in her first meet on the national level. The first year finished fifth in her flight , and 11th overall, with a distance of 17-7 1/2 (5.37m). She missed advancing by a mere two inches. Allen entered the meet with the 10th longest jump in the country this year, a leap of 5.75m (18-10 1/2). She had reached that distance as she won the long jump at the New England Division III Championships.

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