May 25, 2012
Poole races to All-America finish on Day 2
PUEBLO, Colo. – Northwest Missouri State junior Brittany Poole gave the Bearcat track and field team its second All-American in as many days with a fifth place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase finals on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Poole ran to a fifth place finish with a time of 10:47.19 to earn her first All-America honors of her career. The junior missed her personal best time of 10:31.13 that she earned at the Drake Relays earlier this month.
Betsy Graney of Grand Valley State took home the title with a time of 10:23.92 followed by Susan Tanui of Alaska Anchorage with a time of 10:28.26.
Poole earned four points for the Bearcats bringing their team total to 10 points after Kate Walter earned six points on Thursday with a third place finish in the hammer throw. Lekiesha McKnight will have the opportunity to pick up the Bearcats third All-America mark when she competes in the shot put at 3:30 CST.
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