Rainsberger Gets On Podium As Indoors Wraps
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Katie Rainsberger added a 12th All-America honor today as she finished eighth in the women's mile final at the NCAA Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Arkansas.
The native of Colorado Springs earned the fifth individual top-eight finish of her track career with a 4:39.67 mile today. Rainsberger came in to the meet seeded 11th but outperformed that ranking to get First Team All-America honors. She was seventh in the mile final in 2019, becoming just the second Husky to go top-eight in the mile twice, joining Katie Follett who reached the podium in the mile in 2008 and 2010.
Allie Schadler was looking to join Rainsberger with a podium finish in the 3,000-meters one hour later, but with less than three laps to go, another runner tried to jump to the outside of the pack, tripped and fell directly in front of Schadler, taking the legs out from under Schadler and knocking her hard to the track. Schadler had been running well and was in solid position in the back of the lead pack at the time. She got up despite some lacerations and still finished the race in 15th-place overall.
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Mar. 11-14 | Fayetteville, Ark. | Randal Tyson Center
Day Three of Three
Women's Mile Final: 8. Katie Rainsberger, 4:39.67 (First Team All-American); Women's 3,000m Final: 15. Allie Schadler, 9:29.83 (knocked down with less than three laps remaining; Second Team All-American)
Day Two of Three
Men's Mile (Semifinal 2 of 2): 5. Sam Tanner, 4:06.20 (does not advance; Second Team All-American); Women's Mile (Semifinal 1 of 2): 2. Katie Rainsberger, 4:41.61 (advances to final); Men's 5,000m (Final): 9. Andrew Jordan, 13:33.61 (School Record; Second Team All-American); Women's Distance Medley Relay (Final): DQ. Makin/Ribera/Preigh/Heisterman, 11:09.46 (10th before DQ for running on inside line); Men's Shot Put (Final): 9. Jonah Wilson, 62-11 1/4
Day One of Three
Men's Weight Throw: 10. Jayden White, 69-6 ¾ (Second Team All-American)