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Posted: June 13, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Arkansas' Stripling, Landau Pole Vault All-Americans

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas Razorbacks Katie Stripling and Sarah Landau picked up All-America honors in front of a crowd of 5,430 on day three of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at John McDonnell Field on Friday.

Stripling, a junior, earned her third All-America honor with a fifth-place finish and a clearance of 14-1.25. Landau, a senior, cleared a personal-best height of 13-9.25 to finish eighth. She earned her first All-America honor.

Sophomore Shelise Williams qualified for the final of the 400 meters. Running in heat two of the semifinals, she finished fourth and seventh overall. Her time of 52.85 automatically advanced her to Saturday's 12:05 p.m. final.

Senior Denise Bargiachi ran her final race in Fayetteville as a Razorback. In the 5,000-meter final, she finished 11th with a time of 16:49.40.

Senior Etienne Chaplin wrapped up the heptathlon Friday. She finished 12th, scoring 5,483 points. She opened up the second day of competition with a long jump of 20-7, a 13-inch personal best, the Arkansas school record for the heptathlon long jump and the No. 3 mark in school history. She scored 934 points to move from 16th to seventh.

Her day concluded with a toss of 100-11 in the javelin to score 491 points and a time of 2:25.76 to score 747 points.

Saturday's events will begin at 10 a.m. with the field events and 12:05 p.m. with the running events. For complete results and more information, visit

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