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4x100 Relay Finishes Fifth at NCAA Championships, Hay Takes Fifth In Triple Jump

Springfield's Women's 4x100 Relay Team Berea, Ohio - May 29, 2010 - The Springfield College women's track and field team had a solid showing in the final day of the 2010 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon. The 4x100 relay team finished fifth to earn All-America honors, while Nikki Hay took fifth in the triple jump to conclude her standout college career.

The 4x100 relay team of Laurie Jenkins, Crystal Davis, Erika Marks, and Hay ran a time of 46.93 in their first national final together. The team entered the race as the third seed after qualifying with a time of 46.91 in the prelims. Illinois Wesleyan won the national championship as they combined to run the fastest time in Division III and a new stadium record, a 46.07

As for Hay, who was competing in her fourth event of the weekend, she took home All-America honors in the triple jump after finishing fifth overall in her speciality. The senior's best jump of the afternoon was a 38-10 1/2 (11.85m). Hay, who won the national championship in the triple jump at the indoor championships, qualifed for the finals with a 38-4 3/4 (11.70m).

Hay previously finished fifth in the long jump on Thursday to earn All-America honors and ran the ninth fastest time in the 100 meter race on Friday.

As a team, Springfield finished tied for 25th at the 2010 NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships with 12 points. Illinois Wesleyan was crowned the overall champion with 54 points.

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