Hollinger 13th After Day One of Heptathlon, Kline Places 17th in Discus at NCAA Championship in California
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Case Western Reserve University senior Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) ranks 13th out of 22 competitors in the heptathlon, while senior Amanda Kline (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) finished 17th in the discus throw on day one of the 2012 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship at Fritz B. Burns Stadium on the campus of Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
Hollinger totaled 2,731 points through the first four events of the heptathlon. In the first competition of the day, Hollinger claimed 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 15.38 seconds. She then followed with a victory in her specialty event, the high jump, with a height of five feet, six and one-half inches. In the final two events of the day, the fourth-year Spartan posted a mark of 28'11.25" in the shot put and a time of 27.82 in the 200m dash.
A three-time All-American in the high jump, Hollinger pulls double duty on Friday with her specialty event beginning at 2:15 p.m. (PDT) and the final three events of the heptathlon starting at 3:00 p.m. (PDT).
Kline made her first appearance on the national stage and entered with the 16th-best mark in the nation. Competing in the second flight of 11 throwers, Kline placed ninth with a best throw of 135'5" on her final attempt. Overall between the two flights, Kline placed 17th, missing the final cut.