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Article posted: 3/15/2013 12:15 PM

Track teams run, jump, celebrate at D-III championships in Naperville

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Alina Duran of Stevens Institute competes in the women's weight throw during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville.

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Runners head toward the finish in the preliminary heat of the mile run March 8 in Naperville during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College.

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Trophies are waiting to be earned at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville.

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North Central College's Josh Winder congratulates Brockport's Zach Ferrara, who won the pole vault event, during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville. Winder was the previous national champion pole vaulter.

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The men's heptathlon high jump winner at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships was Eric Larson of Central College.

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Milers work on completing a lap during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville.

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North Central College's Josh Winder holds the bar as he pole vaults March 8 during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Naperville. Winder, a former national champion pole vaulter, finished third.

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Dominique Torres of Christopher Newport University competes in the triple jump during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships March 9 at North Central College in Naperville.

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Nick Baatz of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh prepares to throw the shot put March 9 during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College.

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Roger Steen of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire lets it fly during the shot put at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships held at North Central College in Naperville.

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Colt Feltes of Wartburg College in Iowa gets ready to toss the shot put during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville.

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Collegiate track athletes from across the nation invaded downtown Naperville during the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships, bringing with them their bright running shoes, matching team warm-ups and desire to win. The combination of about 470 athletes participating in 15 events over two days, and 2,000 cheering fans created an intense environment for the meet held March 8 and 9 at North Central College's Al B. Carius Track.
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