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Campbell finishes Fourth in NCAA Heptathalon

<rleton College junior Amelia Campbell (Sturgeon Bay, Wis./Sturgeon Bay) secured All-American status for the third time in her career after finishing fourth in the heptathlon at the 2015 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She accumulated 4,924 points over the two-day of competition.

Campbell entered the afternoon with 3,104 points, only four behind day one leader Erin McCauley of UW-La Crosse. The standings were shaken up significantly over the last three events, however, as the 22 competitors shifted an average of more than three spots in the standings on Friday.

National champion Aedin Brennan of Denison University climbed from third to first and totaled 5,091 points over the seven events. Runner-up Allie Boudreau of Illinois Wesleyan moved all the up from ninth place on day two, finishing with 5,000 points. Charity Arn from George Fox University was third with 4,928 points, only four points in front of Campbell. McCauley rounded out the top five as she totaled 4,848 points.

The day began with the long jump, and Campbell managed a distance of 5.17 meters (16’ 11.5”), good for 606 points. A toss of 31.47 meters (103’ 3”) in the javelin earned her another 504 points going into the last event, the 800 meter run. Campbell finished fourth in that race with a time of 2:21.72, good for 800 points.

The Carleton women closed out the national championships on Saturday with Ruth Steinke competing in finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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