Thursday, June 9, 2016

BREAKING--Brenna Peloquin 8th in the Nation in 10,000 at National Outdoor Track & Field Championships

EUGENE, OR--Boise State freshman Brenna Peloquin finished 8th in the women's 10,000 meter run tonight at the NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 32:58.78.

Peloquin, who earned All-America honors last fall with a ninth-place finish in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, added another All-America honor tonight in the 10,000. Peloquin beat her personal best in the event and ran the second-fastest 10,000 time in school history. Brenna ran a 33:03.48 in the 10,000 at the Payton Jordan Invitational on May 1 in the first 10,000 of her career and finished ninth at the NCAA West Regionals two weeks ago with a time of 34:25.45.

The freshman from Gig Harbor, Washington, was among the top two runners for the vast majority of the race entering the final mile. As runners jockeyed for position, it appeared that she was stepped on a couple times and faded to eighth. But Peloquin gamely sprinted to the finish to take eight. Peloquin, the only freshman in the national final, also beat all but two sophomores and finished ahead of seven seniors and eight juniors.