Colorado College's Katie Sandfort ’17 will participate in the 10,000-meter race at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, on Thursday, May 25.
Sandfort, who graduated on Monday, May 22 with a degree in English, qualified for the national meet with a time of 35:25.40 on May 11 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational Track and Field Meet in Naperville, Illinois. She shattered her own school record by more than a minute and it is the seventh fastest 10K time in Division III this season.
“We are excited that Katie will run at the Division III Championships,” says head coach Ted Castaneda. “Also, hats off to assistant coach Alex Nichols who did a terrific job coaching her this year.”
Sandfort, from Coppell, Texas, is the first Colorado College female to run at the Division III Championships since 1998, when four Tigers participated, including heptathlon champion Heather O’Brien, Gretchen Grindle, Megan Klish, and Julie Cole.
The 10K race is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. (ET) on Thursday.