College track and field: UMD's Kohlwey wins NCAA title in hurdles
Minnesota Duluth hurdler Danielle Kohlwey went into this weekend's NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships with one goal and one goal only: to win a national championship.
Minnesota Duluth hurdler Danielle Kohlwey went into this weekend’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships with one goal and one goal only: to win a national championship.
Kohlwey sprinted past the field in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.28 seconds at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kan., 11-hundredths ahead of former indoor champion Leah Molter of Oklahoma Baptist and .12 ahead of third-place finisher Erin Hodge of Lindenwood University.
Kohlwey, a senior from Onalaska, Wis., is only the third women’s national indoor champion in program history, joining Samantha Rivard (mile run in 2014) and Jodi Swenson (high jump in 1991).
Kohlwey was just .02 off the school-record time of 8.26 she set in Friday’s preliminaries. Kohlwey competed later Saturday in the 200, where she earned All-America honors by placing seventh in 24.68.
Kohlwey was competing in her third straight indoor championships after placing fourth in the 60 hurdles last season and ninth the year before.