Van Dalen runs a 4:06.97 in 1,500 semis

Lucy Van Dalen competed for New Zealand at the London Olympics

Aug. 8, 2012

London, England - Despite a 4:06.97, former Stony Brook standout Lucy Van Dalen '12 placed 11th in the semifinals of the 1,500m at the 2012 London Olympics. The top five times in each of the two heats plus the next best two times advanced to Friday's finals.

Arguably the greatest student-athlete in school history, Van Dalen, a New Zealand native, competed in her first Olympic Games, just a few months after earning her sixth All-America honor at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Van Dalen owns or is a part of 13 Stony Brook records in indoor and outdoor track.