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Heymsfield's Success Has Continued At Arkansas In New Event

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

Courtesy Photo Grace Heymsfield, right, has continued to have a very successful cross country and track career at Arkansas after starring at Elkins High School. She is considered one of the top female steeplechasers in the country and will compete beginning Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Grace Heymsfield never even heard anything about the steeplechase until she went to college.

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Grace Heymsfield

School: Arkansas

Height: 5-8

Class: Senior

Notable: Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor championships the last two years and owns the school record in the event of 9:53.65. … Finished seventh in the steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor championships last year. … Was part of the first NCAA champion distance medley relay team in Arkansas history earlier this year. … Finished third at the SEC cross country championships in the fall and ninth at the South Central Regional meet. … Became the first high school female runner to break five minutes in the mile run, winning the event at the 2009 Meet of Champions in a time of 4 minutes, 59.51 seconds. … Won three consecutive Class 3A state cross country titles at Elkins.

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