L-R's Kate Griewisch ran a school-record 33:44 in the women's 10,000-meter race to win her heat late Friday at the Stanford Invitational at the Cobb Track and Angell Field. The time automatically qualifies Griewisch for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. In addition,
Griewisch's time in the 10,000-meter run meets Olympic Trials Provisional "B" qualifying standards.
Griewisch, a senior from Banner Elk, N.C., has run the 10,000-meter women's race at the national finals for two straight years and earned All-American accolades last May with a sixth-place finish in Turlock, Calif.
The 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will be held on May 24-26 in Pueblo, Colo., at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.
Griewisch has earned All-American honors five times in three sports: women's cross country (2009-11) and women's indoor and outdoor track and field (2011). In addition to the 10,000-meter run, Griewisch also holds L-R outdoor track and field records in the 1,500-meter (4:38.20), one-mile (5:03.20), 3,000-meter (10:36.23) and 5,000-meter runs (17:01.59).
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams are in competition next Friday, April 13, at the Appalachian Open in Boone, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne will also host its annual Southeast Regional Championships on April 20 and 21 on campus at the Irwin Belk Track at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.
Photo Courtesy: Kate Griewisch, LRU Athletics