UW Health Sports Medicine 

All-America honors for Akinniyi

Sophomore Dorcas Akinniyi ran a season-best time of 2:26.18 in the 800 meters to solidify an All-America finish in the women's pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The run boosted Akinniyi's point total to a career-best 4,056 and earned her a seventh-place finish in her second NCAA competition.

Akinniyi becomes the second Wisconsin athlete to surpass the 4,000-point threshold in the pentathlon and stands second all-time at UW behind school record-holder Melissa Talbot's score of 4,225 from 2007.

She also joins Talbot as the only Badgers to earn All-America honors in the event.

Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the national title with a score of 4,396.

Next up for the Badgers on the final day of the NCAA championships is senior Chavon Robinson in the women's triple jump at 6:30 p.m.

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