BW Freshman Heptathlete Kristen Paulsen is 15th at the Division III National Track
Meet; Senior Schmuhl Also Competed
BEREA, OHIO -- Paulsen is competing in her first year as a heptathlete finished 15th with a score of 4,250 points, including individually having the best time in the 100 meter hurdles with a 15.03 second timing which was good for 838 points. She entered the meet ranked 13th overall with a career-best score of 4,449 points. In addition to having the best time in the 100 hurdles, Paulsen was 13th in the high jump with a leap of five-feet and one-quarter inches for 655 points, 16th in the shot put with a throw of 28' 9.25", 14th in the 200-meter dash with a timing of 27.53 seconds for 669 points, 13th in the long jump with a leap of 16' 1" for 532 points, 14th in the javelin with a throw of 91' 2" for 435 points and 15th in the 800 meter run in 2:31.71 for 672 points.
This was the second trip to the NCAA Division III National Meet for Schmuhl. He also ran the 2004 national meet in the 400-meter hurdles but did not reach the finals. Today, Schmuhl finished sixth in his heat with a time of 15.31 seconds, but did not reach the finals. He entered the meet ranked 10th in Division III with a best time of 14.61 seconds.
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 28, on the final day of the meet, Shoffstall will compete in the hammer at 11:00 a.m. CST. and freshman javelin thrower Jim Roy (Simsbury, Connecticut/ West Simsbury) will end Yellow Jacket participation when he throws the javelin at 2:00 p.m. CST. Shoffstall enters tomorrow's hammer event ranked 13th with a season-best throw of 180'7". He also owns the BW school-record with a toss of 181' 8" as a junior. Roy qualified for nationals at very first meet of the outdoor season at the Disney Relay Meet in Orlando, Florida and has continually improved his mark all spring. Roy, the All-Ohio Division III and OAC champion in the javelin, enters the meet ranked seventh in Division III with a career-best throw of 200'5".
In action yesterday, Shoffstall placed 13th in the men's discus with a throw of 165'2" and sophomore Division III All-American Kara Weaver (Myrtle Creek, Oregon/ South Umpqua) was ninth in the long jump with a leap of 17' 7.5". Weaver earned All-America accolades at the winter Division III Indoor National Championship Meet when she placed eighth.
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