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UWSP's Sullivan claims 1500 meter national title


CLAREMONT, Calif. –Sophomore Dan Sullivan (Elkhorn, WI/Elkhorn) claimed the national championship in the 1500-meter run Saturday to cap off the 2012 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Claremont, Fla.
Last year's national runner-up, Sullivan came into the finals after clocking the second-fastest time in the preliminaries on Thursday, posting a time of 3:54.73. In the finals, the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) 800-meter and 1500-meter champion finished with a time of 3:55.38.
For the women, Erin Kline (Casco, WI/Luxemburg-Casco) claimed All-American honors as the junior placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 14.29. Kline qualified for the finals after taking second in her heat in Friday's preliminaries and recording a time of 14.24, seeding her eighth for Saturday's finals.

In the 5000-meter run, Kelly Haen (Kaukauna, WI/Kaukauna) placed third, earning All-American honors with a time of 17:05.91. Haen also claimed All-American status in the 10000-meter run on Thursday with a fifth place finish. 
The Pointer women finished with 15 points while the men finished with 11.

Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information

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