Van Dalen runs 9:07.48 in 3000, qualifies for NCAAs
Dec. 10, 2011
Cambridge, Mass. - Having already qualified for the NCAA Championships in the mile, senior Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand) did it in the 3000 at Harvard. Van Dalen ran a 9:07.48, nearly three seconds under the automatic standard.
"The goal today was to add the 3000m time to the mile standard she achieved last week at Yale," head coach Andy Ronan said. "Now she can relax a bit for the holidays and then get ready for Boise."
Sophomore Eric Speakman (Napier, New Zealand) won the 3000 in an IC4A qualifying time of 8:22.51, it was also a personal best time for him.
"Eric has adapted to indoor running very quickly," Ronan said. "Two races, two wins sets him up for an exciting season."
Senior Carolina Cortes (Woodmere, N.Y.) set a personal best time in the 3000, finishing third in 10:06.38.