Roehrig, competing in her first multi-event competition since a serious ankle injury last April, fell just two points short of an automatic NCAA Championships standard, instead settling for a provisional mark. She started the pentathlon with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.77 seconds and a runner-up showing in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 9 1/4 inches.
A three-time Big Ten pentathlon champion, Roehrig grabbed the lead with a first-place effort in the shot put landing a throw of 41-8. She finished second in the long jump with a leap of 18-7 1/4, then hung onto the lead with a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.20.
Former Iowa athlete Peaches Roach finished second to Roehrig with a total of 4,001 points. Gopher sophomore Jessica Gabriel finished fifth with 3,152 points.
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