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Liberty Women's Track Ranked No. 13 in Region

March 6, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Rachel Houseknecht pole vaulted 12-5.5 to finish fourth at the ECAC Division I Indoor Track & Field Championship.

On the heels of an 11th-place finish at the ECAC Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Liberty women's indoor track & field team climbed two spots to No. 13 in the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Regional Index of the 2011-12 indoor season.

The Lady Flames scored 24.5 points in recording their best-ever placement at the ECAC indoor meet, topping a 12th-place finish from 2001. Liberty also improved upon its 14th-place showing from last year's ECAC indoor championship.

Sophomore Jocelyn Williams was Liberty's top performer on the weekend in Boston, Mass., winning the weight throw title with her sixth and final attempt. Williams' toss of 62-6.5 broke her own school record and made her the first Lady Flame to win an ECAC indoor event title since Jaime Watson claimed the 800-meter crown in 2008.

Liberty also got fourth-place finishes from Meghan Burggraf in the 800 and Rachel Houseknecht in the pole vault. Burggraf's time of 2:09.79 set a new personal best, while Houseknecht's 12-5.5 clearance equaled her lifetime best.

With the 2011-12 indoor campaign now completed, Liberty will turn its attention to the outdoor season. The Flames and Lady Flames will compete in their first outdoor meet this Friday and Saturday, when they travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Coastal Carolina Invitational.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Regional Index (2012 Indoor, Final)

Women's Southeast Region
1) Clemson
2) North Carolina
3) East Carolina
4) Virginia Tech
5) Louisville
6) Virginia
7) South Carolina
8) Kentucky
9) N.C. State
10) Duke
11) Eastern Kentucky
12) Hampton
13) Liberty
14) Western Kentucky
15) UNCG