Track and field season comes to an end

As the lone representative of the Eastern Michigan University track and field team, as well as the sole Mid-American Conference runner, Sophomore Victoria Voronko’s season came to an end over the weekend as she finished 21st in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore.

Voronko finished with a time of 10 minutes, 30.5 seconds, finishing nine spots shy of qualifying for the finals.

2012 Olympian and Colorado University senior Emma Coburn went on to capture the 3,000-meter steeplechase title in 9:35.38, while Florida State University sophomore Colleen Quigley and Weber State University junior Amber Henry placed second and third with times of 9:38.23 and 9:43.89, respectively.

This is Coburn’s third overall national title as she captured the 2011 and 2013 indoor steeplechase titles.

Other Notable Championship Results:

University of Michigan redshirt sophomore Amanda Eccleston finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:14.56 to earn All-America first team honors.

University of Notre Dame senior Rebecca Tracy placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:14.42, while junior Alexa Aragon crossed the line eighth in 9:57.26.

On the men’s side, Michigan junior Ali Arastu finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 49.37. As a result, he became the first All-American since Neil Gardner back in 1997.

Notre Dame senior Jeremy Rae placed fifth in the 1,500-meter hurdles, clocking in at 3:51.07.

Voronko’s Accomplishments In The Outdoor Season:

During the outdoor season, she set her personal bests in these events:

3,000M Steeplechase: 10:08.10 (NCAA East Regional, 05-24-13)
5,000M: 16:22.05 (Drake Relays, 04-25-13)
1,500M: 4:27.23 (MAC Outdoor Championships, 05-11-13)
Named MAC Track Athlete of the Week three times and was also named the Scholar Athlete of the Week in the conference twice.

Credit: emueagles.com

On Demand:

You can watch the encore of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on ESPN3 and WatchESPN anytime.

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