All-American: Court-Menendez & Dunn do it again

Abby Dunn pictured above finished 3rd in the NAIA 5K Racewalk (Submitted photo)


Nicole Court-Menendez and Abby Dunn both earned their second NAIA All-American awards in Marion, Indiana in the 5K race walk on Thursday.


Abby finished 3rd overall covering the 12.5 lap event in 26:07.49. Dunn improved on her personal best and school record of 26:12.55 from the Penn Relays. Entering the nationals Dunn was ranked 4th on the performance list.

Nicole earned Dakota Wesleyan's first All-American award indoors in the 3k racewalk. Nicole matched her 8th place finish indoor with a persoanl 27:50.88, which bettered her previous best and school record of 28:01.61 set at the Penn Relays. She entered the National meet ranked 15th on the performance list.

Nicole Court-Menendez (#163) pictured above finished 8th in the NAIA 5K Racewalk (Submitted photo)


Women 5000 Meter Race Walk
NAIA Champs.: N 25:11.56  2010        Nicola Evangelista, British Columbia     
 2012 Winner:   26:43.05  5/25/2012   Nicole Bonk, Embry-Riddle                
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 Zalba, Mereth             FR Missouri Baptist      25:17.87  
  2 Josephs, Molly            FR Missouri Baptist      25:34.33  
  3 Dunn, Abby                FR Goshen                26:07.49  
  4 Lawrence, Monica          JR Cornerstone           26:28.55  
  5 Griffiths, Brianna        SO Cornerstone           26:53.78  
  6 Breithaupt, Lauren        FR Baker                 27:31.91  
  7 Brickson, Reini           JR Lindsey Wilson        27:40.81  
  8 Court-Menendez, Nicole    FR Dakota Wesleyan       27:50.88  
  9 Ovokaitys, Kayla          FR Cornerstone           28:29.11  
 10 Mancha, Mercedes          SR St. Xavier            28:56.07  
 11 Bland, Amanda             SO Lindsey Wilson        29:24.53  
 12 Loeffler, Kaitlyn         SO Cen. Methodist        29:28.97  
 13 Graybill, Teresa          JR Benedictine           29:38.84  
 14 Green, Jourdann           FR Lindsey Wilson        30:19.67  
 -- Bonk, Nicole              SR Embry-Riddle                DQ   Rule 232.2