Marisa Clapp Earns Third All-American Award At NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship
May 27, 2002- Springfield College sophomore Marisa Clapp (Winchendon, Mass.)
finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run on Saturday (May 25) to win All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Championship hosted by Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Clapp crossed the finish line in 4:39.43 to earn her third All-America honor of the year. She finished 12th out of 213 runners at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship last fall, and ran to a sixth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship this past winter.
Wartburg (Iowa) College freshman Missy Buttry won the event in a stadium-record 4:30.87.
Pride junior Erin Pac (Farmington, Conn.)
finished tenth in the pentathlon competition, totaling 4,304 points over the two-day event.
Springfield finished tied for 55th with three points in the team competition, while Wheaton (Mass.) College won its second-straight championship with 67 points.
Sophomore Nick Laprade (Pawtucket, R.I.)
, the lone men’s competitior, finished tenth in the hammer throw with a 170 foot, 11 inch effort.
Head Coach Jim Pennington
Jim Pennington enters his 29th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2012-2013. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
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