Lauren Fleshman Wins 3,000 Meter Title At NCAA Indoor Championships

March 9, 2002

Fayetteville, Ark. - The Cardinal women's indoor track and field team had their best showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships since 1992, with all six women returning to Stanford as All-Americans. The team tied for fifth place, led by junior Lauren Fleshman's performance in winning the 3,000 meter title with a stadium record time of 9:07.45.

Malindi Elmore earned All-American status by placing fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:41.05. Jillian Camarena placed fifth with a throw of 16.46m in the shot put to earn her All-American accolade.

'I can't ask for a better meet on the women's side,' said Director of Track & Field Vin Lananna. 'I am thrilled with the trends set for the outdoor season. I expect the women to battle for the Pac-10 Championship and make a run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge.'

Grant Robison led the men, earning All-American honors in the 3,000 meters. Robison placed sixth with a time of 8:04.82. Chris Emme also took home All-American status in the 3,000 finishing 14th in 8:09.22. Seth Hejny also competed for the Cardinal in the 3,000 and placed 16th (8:11.51).

Donald Sage placd 11th in the mile run with a time of 4:13.55.

'We had some new faces at NCAA's this year,' said Lananna. 'I am really excited with our performance. We were battling illness, but still competed in the same Stanford Tradition.'

Tennessee won the men's team title and LSU took home the women's trophy with 57 points. The Cardinal women tied for fifth with Rice and North Carolina, who all collected 25 team points.

Women's Shot Put Finals (Top Ten)1. Cleopatra Borel, UMBC -- 17.50m2. Austra Skujyte, Kansas State -- 16.99m3. Lisa Griebel, Iowa State -- 16.72m4. Candice Scott, Florida -- 16.66m5. Jillian Camarena, Stanford -- 16.46m6. Jessica Cosby, UCLA -- 16.42m7. Ashely Dorsey, UT-Arlington -- 16.40m8. Jamine Moton, Clemson -- 16.36m9. Amber Crumbo, W. Illinois -- 16.10m10. Stephanie Brown, Cal Poly -- 15.99m

Women's Mile Finals 1. Heather Sagan, Liberty -- 4:38.522. Lena Milsson, UCLA -- 4:38.883. Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina -- 4:39.114. Malindi Elmore, Stanford -- 4:41.055. Roisin McGettigan, Providence -- 4:42.956. Sara Gorton, Colorado -- 4:44.017. Katie Yemn, Colorado State -- 4:44.148. Jill Laurendeau, Georgetown -- 4:45.199. Katie Eisenmenger, Kansas -- 4:46.0110. Erin Donohue, North Carolina -- 4:46.30

Men's Mile Finals 1. Christian Goy, Illinois State -- 4:00.062. David Kimani, Alabama -- 4:00.333. Hunter Spencer, Kentucky -- 4:02.934. Jeremy Tolman, Weber -- 4:03.235. Joel Atwater, Weber -- 4:03.286. Chris Mulvaney, Arkansas -- 4:03.317. Brendon Mahoney, Georgia Tech -- 4:05.168. Daniel Wilson, Connecticut -- 4:07.839. Eliud Njubi, TCU -- 4:09.4410. John Jefferson, Indiana -- 4:11.7811. Donald Sage, Stanford -- 4:13.55

Women's 3,000 Meters Final (Top Ten)1. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford -- 9:07.452. Lisa Aguilera, Arizona State -- 9:09.673. Megan Metcalfe, West Virginia -- 9:09.954. Amy Mortimer, Kansas State -- 9:09.995. Ida Nilsson, Northern Arizona -- 9:10.486. Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina -- 9:16.307. Carol Henry, North Carolina -- 9:16.818. Michaela Mannova, BYU -- 9:19.089. Kate O'Neill, Yale -- 9:19.1010. Kristin Price, NC State -- 9:20.11

Men's 3,000 Meters Final (Top Ten Plus Stanford)1. Adrian Blincoe, Villanova -- 8:01.762. Balazs Csillag, Northern Iowa -- 8:01.933. Luke Watson, Notre Dame -- 8:02.184. David Kimani, Alabama -- 8:02.595. Alistair Gragg, Arkansas -- 8:03.486. Grant Robison, Stanford -- 8:04.827. Dalibor Balgac, SMU -- 8:05.518. Daniel Lincoln, Arkansas -- 8:05.619. Steve Slattery, Colorado -- 8:06.0910. Lyle Weese, Montana State -- 8:07.0414. Chris Emme, Stanford -- 8:09.2216. Seth Hejny, Stanford -- 8:11.51

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