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Menlove Wins National Championship

Menlove Wins National Championship



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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (March 13, 2009) - BYU All-American Amy Menlove won the women's pentathlon, propelling BYU into first place at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas on Friday.

The No. 19 Cougars currently are in first place with 18 points and hold a five-point lead over Oregon, Texas A&M and Penn State heading into the final day of competition.

"It was an incredible day," said BYU women's head coach Craig Poole. "We competed at a top level in every event. Amy [Menlove] and the DMR team did exactly what they needed to do."

Menlove, one of the most decorated track athletes in BYU history, became the fourth Cougar to win an Indoor National Championship. Her point total in the pentathlon (4,365) on Friday is a school, Mountain West Conference and a 2009 NCAA season-best mark.

After resting for one hour Menlove was back on the track to compete in the individual long jump championship. The Sandy, Utah native earned her second All-America honor of the day and the fifth of her career with a seventh place finish in the long jump (21'0").

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