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Rohrs National Champion in 55-Meter Hurdles

TERRE HAUTE, In. — Sophomore Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest) won the 55-meter hurdles and earned the right to be called National Champion at the 2007 NCAA Indoor National Championships Saturday on the campus of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Rohrs won the event, earned All-American honors and set the FSU school record with a time of 8.09. She bested SUNY Cortland’s Christina Acquaviva by 0.01 seconds (8.10) while Liz Faller of Wisconsin Eau Claire was third (8.24).

Rohrs becomes the first women’s indoor National Champion in school history in an individual event. In 1986, Gail Brown, Angie Terrell, Diane Watson and Vicki Proctor teamed to win the 4x400-meter relay to be awarded the only other National Championship in women’s indoor history.

This marks the second-consecutive year that she has earned All-American status in the 55-meter hurdles after capturing sixth last year in 8.36.

Earlier this week, Rohrs was named the Mideast Region’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season.

As a team, the FSU women finished 11th with 15.5 points, the highest team finish since 1987.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780