Schnoor soars to all-America fourth!
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Women's Track & Field - Fri, May 26, 2017

GENEVA, Ohio – Cornell's Libby Schnoor (JR/Camanche, Iowa) had a lot of ground to cover Friday, and was up to the challenge during a fantastic all-America fourth-place finish in the women's heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at SPIRE Institute.

Sitting 16th after Day 1, the determined Ram junior jumped to 10th to sixth and then to fourth after a gutsy 800-meter race that made her the highest NCAA multi-event finisher in Cornell history.

Schnoor posted personal records in all three events Friday en route to her second all-America award of 2017. She compiled 4,661 points over the grueling two-day competition, shattering her school record by 295 points.

Schnoor tallied the top Day 2 score of all the heptathletes.

On paper, Schnoor was a long shot to reach the all-America podium, entering the meet seeded 21st out of 22 competitors. She wound up securing lifetime-best marks in five of the seven contested events, while resetting a pair of program records.

Schnoor parlayed this weekend's effort with a seventh in the pentathlon at NCAA Indoors. She is the fourth Ram female to claim multiple all-America awards in the same track & field season, joining distance stars Abrah Masterson (SR/Granby, Colo.) (2015, '16, '17), Sam Martinez (2015, '16) and thrower Lynn Schneider (2005).

Rochester sophomore Kylee Bartlett won the heptathlon with 5,020 points for a convincing margin over George Fox runner-up Annie Wright (4,779). St. Benedict's Jenna Degen placed third with 4,729.  

Schnoor began her huge Day 2 move with a third-place showing in the long jump. She went 17-6.25, topping her best mark by nearly three inches.

Schnoor continued to pick up steam in the javelin, launching a school-record toss of 127-9 for second place among her competitors. She finished off the day with her best 800 clocking of 2:24.25, taking second in her heat and seventh overall.

On Thursday, Schnoor set a PR in the 100 hurdles (16.75, 22nd) and equaled her school record in the high jump (5-3.25, fourth). She was fifth in the shot put (34-4.25) and 21st in the 200 (27.62).