March 13, 2004
Christina Winkler is NCAA Division II Runnerup in 60-meter Hurdles
Truman's Christina Winkler (High Ridge, Mo./Northwest) was the lone Bulldog competing in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships and she will be coming home with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.77).
The junior had times high enough to qualify for two events, the 60mh and 400-meter dash, but she did not make the finals in the 400m. In the hurdles, she entered the national meet with the third-best time of 8.68.
Earlier in the season, Winkler earned high point honors at the MIAA championships after scoring 28.5 points. She won the 60-meter hurdles title, was runner-up in the 200- and 400-meters, and she ran a leg on the MIAA champion 4x400 relay team. She broke school records in the 60m hurdles and 200m and set meet records in the hurdles and as part of that relay team.
Winkler is now a five-time all-American after winning two outdoor all-American honors in the 400m hurdles and two more as part of the outdoor 4x400 relay team. The school record for most all-American awards by a track and/or cross country woman is six, set by Kerry Knepper from 1987-1990.
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