Warwick finishes 5,000-meter race 12th at NCAA championships

Kate Warwick 12 (photo by Sportspix)
Kate Warwick 12 (photo by Sportspix)

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Brandeis University senior Kate Warwick (Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) finished in 12th place in the 5,000-meter run today at the NCAA Division III Women's Indoor Track and Field championships at Grinnell College.

Warwick, who was seeded third in the event headed into the meet, ran in a big pack for the first 2,000 meters. As a lead pack emerged featuring two runners each from eventual meet champion Wartburg College and Johns Hopkins University, Warwick stayed near the front of the second pack. As the leaders extended their advantage, Warwick fell off the pace and eventually finished with a time of 17:53.35, around 35 seconds out of the top eight which would have garnered her All-America status. With only one Brandeis competitor, the Judges did not score any points at the meet.

Event 9  Women 5000 Meter Run
 Final only. Random draw. Double waterfall. 2/3 on main                      
   DIII Meet: $ 16:39.16  2003        Melissa White, SUNY Geneseo            
     Stadium: # 17:44.07  2011        Mary Kate Beyer, Monmouth College      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points      
  1 Laura Sigmund             SR Wartburg              17:01.82#  10         
  2 Alana Enabnit             FR Wartburg              17:12.98#   8         
  3 Catherine Campbell        SR Dickinson             17:17.67#   6         
  4 Alison Steinbrunner       JR Ohio Northern         17:18.34#   5         
  5 Hannah Eckstein           FR Johns Hopkins         17:18.72#   4         
  6 Lucy Cheadle              FR Washington U.         17:19.65#   3         
  7 Simone Childs-Walker      SR Carleton              17:20.31#   2         
  8 Alyson Dalton             SR Cortland St.          17:28.54#   1         
  9 Jena Peacock              SR Rowan                 17:35.13#             
 10 Elaine McVay              FR MIT                   17:35.46#             
 11 Holly Clarke              SO Johns Hopkins         17:50.05              
 12 Kate Warwick              SR Brandeis              17:53.35              
 13 Maeve Evans               SR NYU                   18:00.75              
 14 Stefanie Braun            JR Plattsburgh St.       18:08.19              
 -- Paige Mills               JR Keene State                DNF