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    Pianin, Wildcats Thrive at Chicagoland Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jena Pianin has claimed 5K meet victories in back-to-back outdoor track outings.
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    Jena Pianin has claimed 5K meet victories in back-to-back outdoor track outings.
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    April 14, 2014

    2014 Chicagoland Championships -- Complete Results

    CHICAGO -- Northwestern joined a host of colleges and universities from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin competing this weekend at the annual Chicagoland Championships hosted by Lewis University. Freshman Jena Pianin claimed a Chicagoland title in the 5,000-meter race on Friday evening, a victory that came on the heels of Pianin's 5K victory at the WUSTL Invite in her most recent outing.

    Pianin, who crossed in 17:18.1, bested a field of 38 entrants and led a Northwestern contingent in the 5K that claimed first through fifth places. The sophomore trio of Megan O'Brien (17:25.3), Elena Barham (17:29.9) and Camille Blackman (17:33.4) and freshman Andrea Ostenso (17:48.8) rounded out the top five in the event.

     

     

    Head coach April Likhite also entered three Wildcat runners in Saturday's 1,500-meter race that was contested during challenging windy conditions. Sophomore Rachel Weathered emerged as Northwestern's top finisher in the event, taking fifth with her time of 4:47.2, and was followed by Hannah Rose in 16th and Ellen Patterson in 20th.

    Other schools at this year's Chicagoland Championships included DePaul, Valparaiso, Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois and the University of Chicago.

    Next week, the Wildcats will remain at home to compete at the Chicago D-I Track & Field Invitational

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