A Good Run

The Greyhound women’s indoor track and field team tied for 51st of 59 schools that scored points at the 2002 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships, hosted by Ohio Northern University. Moravian received its two points from the distance medley relay team of seniors Erin Boyle and Heidi Wolfsberger, junior Jennifer Wagner, and freshman Heather McGarvie, earning All-American honors (for the second year) with a seventh-place finish in a time of 12:16.46. The Greyhounds’ only other competitor was senior sprinter Steph Horne, who placed sixth in her heat of the 55-meter hurdle preliminaries, with a time of 9.26 seconds.

The women’s outdoor track and field team won its 10th consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference championship with a 103-point victory over host Susquehanna University. The Greyhounds had seven individual champions in the meet. Senior Sarah Shaneberger won the discus throw with a toss of 38.91 meters (127 feet, 8 inches) and the hammer throw with a toss of 40.67 meters (133 feet, 5 inches). Freshman jumper/sprinter Kirsten Rotzell was the MAC champion in the triple jump for her 11.65 meters (38 feet, 23/4 inches). Senior distance runner Emily Shertzer and sophomore thrower Christina Scherwin each won two MAC individual titles. Shertzer captured first in the 10,000-meter race for the fourth straight year with a time of 39:17.76 and took first in the inaugural 3,000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 11:25.90. Scherwin not only won the javelin event but set MAC records with her throw of 50.19 meters (164 feet, 8 inches) and the shot put with a toss of 13.28 meters (43 feet, 7 inches).

Four-time champion Emily Shertzer '02 leads the pack at the Greyhound Invitational, April 13, 2002.

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