May 29, 2010 – Sophomore Dani Dell’Orco ran a school-record 16:42.46 in taking 10th place in the women’s 5000 meter run on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
Dell’Orco shaved three seconds off her previous best that was ran at the Drake Relays in April.She earlier finished fifth to garner All-America honors in the 10K race on Thursday night.She ran 34:53.13 in that race which was also a personal best time.
Jennifer Zweifel took ninth in the Triple Jump with a mark of 38-11.00.Zweifel was competing in her first championship meet.After fouling on her first attempt, Zweifel hit her longest mark of six jumps in her next attempt to finish fifth in her flight.
Katrina Biermann did not make a height in the Pole Vault on Saturday.She passed in the first round at 12-01.00 but failed to clear the bar in three attempts at 12-02.75.Katrina Rodriguez of ChicoState (Calif.) won the event by being the first to clear 12-10.75.
All three Truman competitors had to adjust their schedule after the meet was delayed on Friday due to severe weather in the area.Both the Pole Vault and Triple Jump were scheduled to be contested on Friday but were pushed to Saturday.Meanwhile, Dell’Orco was suppose to run in the prelims of the 5000 on Friday but with the weather, the event turned into a timed finals event on Saturday.