Wanless wins NCAA shot put title
Liz Wanless won the women’s shot put at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a meet record throw to claim her second national shot put championship on Saturday afternoon at Millikin University.
Wanless ’04 (Belleville, Ill.) won by more than five feet with a toss of 52 feet one-half inch. Wanless was also the NCAA shot put champion at the indoor championship in March.
Kelly Godsey ’06 (Parker, Colo.) won her third All-America honor of the season with a third-place showing at 46-2.5. Godsey was second in the hammer throw on Thursday and fourth in the discus on Friday for the Bobcats. Jackie Luehmann of Gustavus Adolphus finished second with a mark of 46-5.25.
Bates finished tied with Williams for eighth in the team standings with 29 points. Wisconsin-Oshkosh won the team title with 57 points. Calvin was second with 54.3 and Wheaton third with 37.8.
Matt Ondra ’04 (New Tripolli, Pa.) led the Bobcat men, finishing in a three-way tie for fourth in the pole vault. Scott Cooper ’06 (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) joined Ondra as an All-America honoree, finishing seventh in the hammer throw. The men’s team scored six points to finish tied for 46th.
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