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    DMR Earns All-America Status at NCAA Championships
     

     
    Freshman Danelle Woods and senior Rachel Hernandez after earning All-America honors in the distance medley relay.
    Freshman Danelle Woods and senior Rachel Hernandez after earning All-America honors in the distance medley relay.
     
     

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    March 14, 2008

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Illinois' distance medley relay earned All-America status, placing sixth on Friday at the NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

    The squad of freshman Danelle Woods, junior Omoye Ugiagbe, senior Rachel Hernandez and sophomore Angela Bizzarri clocked 11:12.33 in the 12-team race, running the second-fastest time in Illini history. The foursome earned the first-ever All-America citation at Illinois in the distance medley relay.

    "We feel great about it," head coach Gary Winckler said. "Danelle did a great job of leading off and staying with the pack. That's something we knew was critical, because the rest of the way we can run with anyone. We're really proud of what they accomplished tonight, and we have three of them returning next year."

    Tennessee took the event title, timing 11:01.97. Michigan took second in 11:02.22, while Stanford was third in 11:03.87.

    Illini action at the NCAA Indoor Championships resumes tomorrow, with sophomore Aja Evans set to compete in the shot put beginning at 4:30 p.m.

     

     

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