Feldman Takes 5th in NCAA 1,500 Final; Earns All-America Honors
ESPN3 Steeplechase Footage (go to marker 27:13)
DES MOINES, IOWA (6/9/12) - Junior Greta Feldman finished fifth in the national final of the women's 1500 at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on June 9 at Drake Stadium. She is Princeton's first first-team All-America in the 1,500.
Feldman ran 4:14.76 to earn fifth place. She ran 52.30 in the first 300 meters to sit in eighth place. In the next lap she clocked a 1:11.95 but picked it up moving up two places with a 1:07.65 in her next lap. On the bell lap she cruised back four other runners to move into fifth place and hitting a 1:02.87 in her final lap.
Feldman has ran her three fastest times in the event in the last three weeks. She ran 4:15 to win the East Regional and then a 4:12.73 in the semifinals on Thursday. Her time on Thursday assured her a place at the U.S. Olympic trials in late June.