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Metivier Wins NCAA Indoor 3k

Mar 12, 2005

Fayetteville, Ark. - Senior Renee Metivier took first place in the 3000-meter run at her last NCAA Indoor National race here at the University of Arkansas. Renee ran a time of 9:22.81 for her last race on the indoor season. After finishing sixth in the 5000-meter run yesterday, Metivier had a great comeback outrunning fifteen other athletes whom she competed against. Renee earned her spot in the 3000-meter at the UW Invite where she also took first place with a personal best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 9:14.23.

Metivier edged in a first place win against Adriana Pirtea of UTEP, who took home second with a time of 9:23.58 and Cack Ferrell of Princeton who placed third respectively with a time of 9:24.20. Following tonight' events, Coach Wetmore and Metivier will depart for Saint Galmier, France for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 19-20. Renee is scheduled to run the women's open 8k, on Friday the 18th.

The rest of the Buffaloes will return to the track for the start of the outdoor season on March 19, at the Potts Collegiate Invitational here in Boulder.

 

NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Randal Tyson Track Center (Fayetteville, Ark.)

RUNNING EVENTS (CU Athletes Only)

Women's 3000-Meter (finals): 1. Renee Metivier, 9:22.81

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