Biermann Wins Pole Vault National Championship, Swim Team Takes Fifth with Multiple All-Americans

Senior Katrina Biermann won the national championship in pole vault at the Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships March 12 in Albuquerque, N.M., while the women’s swimming team earned a fifth place finish at the swimming nationals in Canton, Ohio March 10-13.

Biermann set new school records in both the pole vault and triple jump with marks of 13’ 1.75” and 39’ 8.00,” respectively. In addition to the pole vault championship, she earned sixth place in the triple jump.

The Division II Championships mark the seventh indoor pole vault competition championship Biermann has won this year.

With the fifth place finish, the women’s swimming team has now placed in the top-five nationally in each of the past 13 seasons. Swimmers earning All-American accolades for the women’s team included: seniors Kate Aherne and Kendra Brunkow; juniors Tanya Sylvester, Julia Jones and Emily Buss; sophomore Jessica Jenkot; and freshman Stacey Wymer. Freshman Jerod Simek also earned All-American honors for the men’s team.

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