Saturday, June 11, 2011

Video: Sheila Reid After Her 5000m NCAA Championship


And the award ceremony if you're interested in that.

Some nuggets about Reid's victory:
  • She is the third Villanova woman to win the NCAA 5000m title. Carrie Tollefson won in 1999 and Jen Rhines won in 1994, 1995, and 1996
  • She is the second Villanova woman to win an individual NCAA outdoor track championship from Canada. Carmen Douma-Hussar, the only other won the 1500 in 1998.
  • In the finals of the 1500, she has a chance to be only the second Villanova woman to win two individual events at the NCAA championship.  Tollefson achieved this feat in 1999 when she won the 5000 and the 3000.  
An unrelated track nugget: I can say with an almost complete degree of certainty that the Villanova 400m record of 43.97 seconds that was set by Larry James in the 1968 Olympics will never be broken.

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