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Result: Second place

Women's Track and Field hosts Meet of the Hearts, 2/11/06

Saturday, February 11th, 2006 – 11:30 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Recreation Center

Carleton garners runner-up slot at own Meet of the Heart

Northfield, Minn. – Rookies Vanessa Ozomaro and Lindsey Nietmann won the 200 and 400 meters, respectively, as the Carleton College women's track and field team finished second at its own Meet of the Hearts.

Katherine Wingert added a victory in the 800, first-year runner Juliana Houston won the 3,000 meters and classmate Karen Campbell took the 5,000.

Luther College (Iowa) won the meet with 179 points, followed by the Knights with 148. Macalester College was third with 136, with Hamline (64) and Minnesota-Morris (34) rounding out the scoring.

Ozomaro, running in her first meet of the season, clocked a winning time of 27.59, marking the first time in recent memory Carleton has claimed a win in a sprint event. Nietmann clocked a 61.17 in the 400 meters, winning by an amazing spread of nearly three full seconds.

Wingert's win in the 800 meters paced three Knights in the top five, as she raced home in 2:19.01, the fastest time recorded in the MIAC this season. She bested teammate and rookie Kate Meyer, who finished in 2:24.50 to record the conference's sixth-fastest time this season, while Kestrel Schwaiger finished fifth.

Houston notched her first collegiate victory in finishing the 3,000 in 11:17.11, winning by a comfortable 13-second margin. It's the second-fastest time in the event by a rookie runner in the conference this season, with teammate Karen Campbell clocking the fastest time.

Campbell, meanwhile, took a win of her own in 18:39.69 in the 5,000, as she opened up 58-second margin over the next-fastest runner in recording the second-fastest MIAC time this season.

The Knights also won the distance medley relay in 12:31.35, the best time in the conference this season.

Other top finishes were posted by Kerstin Johnson, who finished second in the shot put, and Molly Christian, who was fourth in the shot put and the weight throw. Christian's weight throw toss of 43'10" was a season best. Schwaiger was third in the high jump, recording a season-best leap of 1.44 meters (4'8.75").

Courtney Dewart was third in the 400 meters, Lauren Milne finished fourth in the 600 meters and Kim Morrell placed sixth in the 1,000 meters. Caroline Church posted a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 and Schwaiger added a fifth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles.

Carleton returns to action next weekend at the University of Minnesota Parents' Day Open.