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Georgia Ellenwood, Charlotte Prouse and Ashley Taylor closed out the NCAA Championships finishing first, second and third in their respective events.
Georgia Ellenwood finished her collegiate career by winning the women’s heptathlon with a score of 6,146. Ellenwood is a University of Wisconsin senior who will graduate in a few days. Ellenwood now becomes a six-time All-American.
Ellenwood has struggled with injuries for the past year, but was ready just in time for her final championship season. She maintains her Canadian leading score for the 2018 outdoor season.
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Charlotte “Bubbles” Prouse has become famous for chewing gum during her 3,000m steeplechase races. Prouse ran extremely well to finish second in the steeple on Saturday in a personal best of 9:45.45.
Prouse transferred from the University of Washington to the The University of New Mexico last year. The change has evidently suited Prouse. She has had a very strong year, helping her team to a NCAA cross-country win in November.
Ashley Taylor was third in the women’s 800m in a time of 2:05.01. Taylor only recently moved up to the 800m distance, formerly competing primarily at the 400m hurdles. Her move up in distance has served her well, as the senior captured her first NCAA outdoor medal Saturday.
Taylor is coming off of a strong indoor season; she finished fourth at the NCAA indoor championships this past March.
Taylor will graduate this year from Northern Arizona University.