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Routzahn Third in High Jump at NCAA Nationals

TERRE HAUTE, In. — Junior Anna Routzahn (Fairfax, Va./Frederick) finished in third place in the high jump on the first day of the 2007 NCAA Indoor National Championship meet Friday on the campus of the Rose-Hulman Insitute of Technology.

Routzahn, who just missed All-American status as freshman in the same event after placing ninth and has had to overcome injuries throughout her career as a Bobcat, earned All-American status after finishing third with a height of 1.66 meters (5 ft. 5.25 in.).

She finished behind winner and National Champion Jennifer Harlow of Wheaton and runner-up Jessica Owens of Wisconsin Eau Claire. They cleared 1.70 meters (5 ft. 7 in.) and 1.69 meters (5 ft. 6.5 in.), respectively.

Also on the day, sophomore Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg, Md./Forest) qualified for the finals in the 55-meter hurdles after running the second fastest time in the preliminaries (8.17). However, junior Jessica Clingan (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) did not earn a spot in the finals after finishing in 10th place (8.36) in the prelims.

In the 55-meter dash, Rohrs and Clingan were both eliminated from the final competition after finishing 10th and 15th.

As a team the FSU women are currently tied for 15th with 5.5 points while Wisconsin La Crosse is in the overall lead with 17.0 points.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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