Heymsfield's Success Has Continued At Arkansas In New Event
Posted: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Grace Heymsfield never even heard anything about the steeplechase until she went to college.
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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