|NAIA 2002 INDOOR RACE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
RACEWALKING INTERNATIONAL (RWI) NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lachlan McDonald, Amber Antonia Lead Univ. Wisconsin-Parkside
to NAIA Walking Titles
Compiled by John MacLachlan
JOHNSON CITY, TN (RWI) - The UWP women placed 1-4 and the UWP men
placed 1-2 at the 2002 NAIA Indoor Race Walking Championships here today at
East Tennessee State University leading the University Wisconsin-Parkside
(UWP) to another NAIA victory.
Lachlan McDonald won his sixth (6) NAIA title as he moved to the front
early and was never threatened. After the win McDonald commented, "I liked
the 280 meter track with the long straight aways and broad curves. It was
easy to keep my rythym." Teammate Jim Hayes was less than two (2) seconds
The women's race was all UWP and Amber Antonia, Robyn Stevens, Ann
Fravolise and Amanda Bergeron were head and shoulders above the field. The
top four also qualified for the USATF National Indoor Championships tomorrow
in New York City.
"I took Mike's (Mike DeWitt, UWP coach) advice and stayed to the
pre-arranged lap schedule as I tried to save something for tomorrows big
race in New York. I felt good all the way and wound up lapping all the
walkers except for Robyn and Anne," said a happy Antonia packing up for the
trip to the Big Apple.
DeWitt, who is also RWI's Coaching Coordinator, was pleased with all
his walkers from the freshmen on through the upper-class athletes.
Lachlan McDonald 12:16.56 UWP-Parkside
Jim Heys 12:19.5l UWP-Parkside
Mathew Boyles 12:26.87 Univ. Rio-Grande-OH
Ben Shorey 12:48.0 UWP-Parkside
Matt DeWitt 12:54.92 UWP-Parkside
Jim Robinson 12:57.09 Univ. Rio-Grande-OH
T.C. DeWitt 13:10.09 UWP-Parkside
Caio Soares 13:12.24 Berry College-Georgia
Mike Stanton 13:34.65 UWP-Parkside
Fenley Spencer 14:10.32 Taylor Univ.- Indiana
A.J. Tederson 14:17.27 Minot St. Univ.--ND
Bobby Kemp 15:15.46 Lindsey Wilson Univ.-KY
Paul Dansickle 17:55.94 Mid American Nazarene
Amber Antonia 13:56.06 UWP-Parkside
Robyn Stevens 14:22.86 UWP-Parkside
Ann Fravolises 14:23.39 UWP-Parkside
Amanda Bergeron 14:57.12 UWP-Parkside
Heather George 15:06.34 Hastings College, Neb.
Kate Brooker 15:39.68 Simon Fraser Van. B.C.
Magda Spura 15:46.75 Univ. of Mary, N.D.
Sharon Yen 15:49.05 Simon Fraser Van. B.C.
Jessi Scardina 15:51.52 UWP-Parkside
Pam Murkowski 15:56.5l UWP-Parkside
Katie Rulataugh 16:02.6l Cedarville College-OH
Emma Carter 16:21.34 Baker Un--KS
Jane Hall 16:39.88 Graceland College--IA
Beth Lewis 18:27.40 Central Methodist-MO
Kristen Barnett 18:53.98 Un. Rio Grande--OH
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