Senior Leah Kay finished seventh in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Meet on Saturday and earned her fifth All-American honor.
Five-Time All-American!!

Courtesy of, Release: March 4, 2010

Meet Rewind:

Meet Results: NCAA Pentathlon Results

NCAA Meet Website: NCAA Indoor Meet Website

Cobber Notables: MIAC Pentathlon Cobber Notables

Meet Recap:

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (3/13/10)-- Concordia senior Leah Kay (Dassel, Minn./Dassel-Cokato HS) earned her fifth All-American honor on Saturday at the NCAA national Indoor Meet at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Kay finished in seventh place in the pentathlon to earn her second straight All-American award in the indoor pentathlon.

Kay finished the event with a total of 3,309 points which was only five points out of sixth place and only one point ahead of MIAC champion Kaelene Lundstrom who finished in eighth place. Kay was the top MIAC finisher in the national event.

Kay's final score of 3,309 points was 36 points shy of her school-record mark of 3,345 which she set at the MIAC Pentathlon last week.

Kay scored at least 700 points in three different events at the national meet. Her top point-getting event came in the high jump where she cleared 5-04.25 and scored 771 points. Her other two 700-plus point events came in the 55-meter hurdles and the 800 meters. Kay also had the third-best marks of all competitors in two events. She finished third in the high jump and the 800 meters.

The 800 meters was the final event of the competition and proved to be the most dramatic. Kay entered the last event in 11th place and needed to jump into the top 8 to earn All-American honors. Not only did Kay jump into the top 8 but she also passed Lundstrom who entered the final event in third place in the overall competition. Kay ran a 2:25.46 in the 800 meters which was just off her season-best mark of 2:24.20 which she posted at the MIAC Pentathlon.

NCAA Pentathlon Final Scores

1. Kristen Bates, Sr, Messiah College - 3555
2. Emma Dewart, So, Ithaca College - 3494
3. Hazel Briner, Jr, Mass Inst Technology - 3391
4. Candace Norville, Sr, Illinois College - 3354
5. Jill Ziskovsky, Jr, Central College (Ia) - 3333
6. Courtney Hartman, Sr, Bridgewater (Virginia - 3314
7. Leah Kay, Sr, Concordia Moorhead - 3309
8. Kaelene Lundstrum, Sr, Gustavus Adolphus - 3308
9. Janey Helland, Jr, Gustavus Adolphus - 3234
10. Carissa Bentz, Sr, Central College (Ia) - 3228
11. Kinsey Bak, So, Simpson College - 3163
12. Melissa Savino, Jr, North Central College - 3083
13. Brittany Brown, Fr, Thiel College - 3020
14. Brittany Melloy, Jr, Wartburg College - 3016
15. Emily Oliver, Jr, Baldwin-Wallace - 3011
16. Lauren Koppel, Sr, Ithaca College - 2951
17. Sarah Thompson, So, Carthage College - 2943

Cobber Notables:

NCAA PENTATHLON @ DePauw - March 13, 2010