Campbell Sets National Pentathlon Record

Amelia Campbell and Coach Donna Ricks
*Photo courtesy College of Saint Benedict Sports Information

Sturgeon Bay’s Amelia Campbell set the NCAA Division III pentathlon record at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Collegeville, Minnesota last week.  The Carleton College sophomore broke the National record by almost 200 points with a score of 3,914 points, here’s Carleton Coach Donna Ricks…[audio:|titles=Donna Ricks- Amelia had an impressive day]The women’s college pentathlon includes the 60 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meter run and points are awarded on a value system depending on your time or distance.
To say that Campbell has had a record breaking season would certainly be an understatement, as she has had a role in breaking at least one school record during all seven meets of the indoor season- including a few that have been untouchable during Coach Ricks’ career at Carleton…[audio:|titles=Donna Ricks- record setting season requires consistency]
While Campbell currently holds school records in the 55 meter and 60 meter hurdles, high jump and both the 200 and 400 meter relay teams, Coach Ricks says that Campbell is an excellent example of a student athlete…[audio:|titles=Donna Ricks- Student Athlete]Campbell is the #1 seed in the pentathlon for the NCAA Indoor National Championships at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend.

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