Monday, February 20, 2012

Stephanie Schappert Provides Nova Surprise of the Weekend

Villanova freshman Stephanie Schappert entered this weekend's Big East Indoor Championships meet as the 34th fastest conference miler, and had the 4th fastest mile time on her own team. She qualified for the mile final on Saturday with the 11th best preliminary time of 4:54.50. Yet she emerged from the meet as an All Big East performer and made the podium with a third place finish in the final and a new mile PR of 4:48.90. Aside from the performance of Georgetown's Emily Infeld, who ran to a solo victory well ahead of the rest of the field, the rest of the women seemed to concede the race to Infeld and run strategically for the other top spots. That strategy played well into Schappert's strengths as an 800 meter runner and she was able to charge home for third.

Event 13  Women 1 Mile Run
MEET: M 4:34.78 2/22/2009 Keri Bland, W Virginia
ECAC Qual: E 4:59.04
NCAA Auto: A 4:37.00
ARMORY C: C 4:32.95 2011 Lucy Van Dalen, W Virginia
Name Year School Finals Points
1 152 Emily Infeld JR GEORGETOWN 4:43.57E 10
2 104 Heather Wilson SR CONNECTICUT 4:47.50E 8
3 598 Stephanie Schappert FR VILLANOVA 4:48.90E 6
4 256 Alexa Aragon SO NOTRE DAME 4:49.04E 5
5 404 Emily Sisson FR PROVIDENCE 4:49.52E 4
6 95 Shauna McNiff JR CONNECTICUT 4:51.47E 3
7 141 Madeline Chambers FR GEORGETOWN 4:52.20E 2
8 271 Kelly Curran SO NOTRE DAME 4:53.15E 1
9 570 Nicky Akande SO VILLANOVA 4:53.20E
10 163 Kelsey Smith FR GEORGETOWN 4:55.82E
11 301 Meg Ryan SO NOTRE DAME 4:57.33E
12 406 Grace Thek SO PROVIDENCE 4:57.38E

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