Wuenstel Becomes W&J's First Track All-American
DELAWARE, Ohio -- Washington & Jefferson College senior Michelle Wuenstel (Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks) placed sixth Saturday, May 28 in the 400 meters at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.
Wuenstel posted a time of 56.67 seconds to become the first NCAA Division III Outdoor All-American in a track event for Washington & Jefferson College. Jaimee Heffner, a 1999 W&J graduate, won the NCAA outdoor title in the javelin and was the Presidents' only other outdoor track & field All-American.
Wartburg's Nevada Morrison won the 400-meter title with a time of 54.74 seconds.
In addition, junior C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) competed for the national javelin championship and placed 16th of 22 competitors with a top throw of 39.85 meters (130'9").
Carleton's Kelly Lovett earned the javelin national championship with a toss of 47.36 meters (155'4").
Wuenstel and Corcoran became only the Presidents' second duo to compete at a national track & field championship in the same season. Their appearances capped a record year for W&J after they led the Presidents to the school's third Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship earlier this spring.