Doane Women Compete at NAIA Meet
The Tiger women's track and field team posted a 29th place finish at the 2011 NAIA National Championships at Marion, Indiana, this past weekend. Doane had two athletes score points and earn All-American honors. Concordia University of Oregon won the meet on the women's side.
Jillian Ourada led the Tiger attack with a fourth place finish in the heptathlon. Ourada posted a personal best mark of 4,859 points and earned All-American honors in the multi-events for both indoors and outdoors.
Ashton Henderson earned her first All-American honor with a fifth place finish in the javelin. Henderson posted a personal best throw of 4.96m, 137-08. Henderson said her goal was just to make the final nine but she did not expect a Top Five finish.
Rae Gordon finished just on the outside of scoring points for the Tigers as she placed ninth in the triple jump. The top eight finishers earn points in the events. Gordon posted a mark of 11.16m. Shelby Meier finished 11th in the event with a mark of 11.07m.
In the women's pole vault, three Tigers participated and placed. Leah Petersen posted a mark of 3.55m, a season-best, to finish 16th. Ale Cano took 17th with a mark of 3.40m. Madison Wakefield placed 22nd overall based on vault attempts as she notched a top clearing height of 3.40m.
Whitney Collins took 16th in the hammer throw with a mark of 46.67m. Collins placed 21st in the shot put with mark of 12.41m. Kelsee Meissner took 22nd in the shot put with a throw of 12.17m.