Track & Field
Lyngstad Leads Tulane Track to Strong Finish at Nationals



March 6, 1999

INDIANAPOLIS - Led by All-American Hanne Lyngstad, the Tulane women's track and field team posted a 22nd-place finish at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday at the RCA Dome.

Lyngstad, a native of Elverum, Norway, finished third in the mile run to earn All-American honors for the second time at the championships and the fourth time in her career. Her time of 4:39.54 was a new school record and was just 47 one-hundredths of a second behind winner Kate Vermeulen of West Virginia.

Freshman Cecilie Rise closed the indoor season with a school-record performance in the triple jump. Her mark of 42 feet, 6.25 inches (12.85 meters) placed her 11th at the Indoor national championships.

Tulanes Distance Medley Relay team of Lyngstad, Lana Garner, Katrina Gemmell and Alison Lambert earned All-America honors with its third-place finish on Friday. The quartet posted a school-record time of 11:14.67.

As a team, Tulane finished 22nd with six points. The Green Wave closed the indoor campaign ranked No. 16 nationally by Trackwire news service.




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