Cotten & Klump Earn All-America Honors At NCAA Indoor Meet|
March 10, 2012
NAMPA, Idaho – University of Cincinnati student-athletes Jasmine Cotten (pentathlon) and Kathy Klump (800 meters) earned All-America honors on the second day of action at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Saturday at Boise State University's Jacksons Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Klump broke the tape in 2:04.70, getting edged out at the tape by Oklahoma State's Natalja Piliusina (2nd/2:04.48) and BYU's Katie Palmer (3rd/2:04.56). BYU's Nachelle Mackie was first in 2:03.30, setting a track record.
Klump improved her position on each lap, running 30.31 (6th) on the opening lap, 31.33 (5th) on the second circuit, 31.61 (4th) on the third go around and 31:47 on the bell lap. Klump is UC’s first All-American in the 800 meters since Lewis Johnson in 1987. Johnson was in Idaho this weekend to call the event for ESPN.
Cotten, who took 10th place in the high jump Friday, was seventh in the pentathlon, tallying 4,114 points, 422 points off the winning margin of Brianne Theisen of Oregon who scored 4,536 points to win the indoor pentathlon for the third-straight year.
Cotten started the day off with a personal-best clocking of 8.47 in the 60 hurdles, earning third place in the event. She also took third in the high jump with a best leap of 1.75m (5-08.75) ahead of throwing the shot put 10.80m (35-05.25), earning 11th-place points. Cotten took third in the long jump, with a best effort of 5.94m (19-06.00) and closed out the five-event sprint with a 2:24.66 in the 800 meters, grabbing 15th place.
A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.