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Robertson wins the long jump at the Gregory Invitational

May 17, 2008

By Gary Petit

NAPERVILLE, ILL. - For the second straight week, Ohio Northern senior Ryan Robertson walked away with the long jump title, this time at the Gregory Invitational hosted by North Central (Ill.).

This week however, Robertson jumped a season-best 23-2.75 to take the crown and improve his seeding in next week's NCAA Championships.

Junior Justin Linzy finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.07 and sophomore Jacob Weyrauch placed fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 15-0.75.

On the women's side, junior Dani Noe improved her NCAA provisional time in the 400-meter hurdles for the second consecutive week. The Woodville-native crossed the line in a career-best time of 1:03.07 to finish third in the event.

Sophomore Janelle Jansen also turned in a season-best performance in the pole vault. She cleared 10-7 to finish ninth in the event. Jansen also placed 13th in both the long jump and the triple jump with marks of 15-9.5 and 33-1, respectively.

In the hammer throw, sophomore Courtney Zupancic turned in a season-best toss of 141-07 to take seventh place. Senior Courtney Stephenson also threw her season-best of 122-08 to finish 14th while freshman Tiffany Lerch took 16th with a throw of 119-01.

Robertson and Noe will find out Sunday evening if they have received a bid to compete at next week's NCAA Championships hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh on May 22-24.