MILLENAAR TO COMPETE AT NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS ON MONDAY

MOBILE, Ala. – University of South Alabama cross country runner Carolien Millenaar will vie for a national championship Monday when she competes at the 202 NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by Oklahoma State at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Okla. The women’s 6k race is set to begin at 11:50 a.m.

Live championship coverage will be available on ESPNU and the ESPN App beginning at 11:30 a.m. CT. The broadcast will be available at this link: Click Here.
 
Live results, including splits at every 1000-meter mark, will be available at the following link: Click Here.

Millenaar captured the automatic bid after winning the Sun Belt Conference individual title back at the end of October at the league championship meet in Mobile.

The Jaguar senior becomes just the second female cross country runner to compete at the NCAA Championship event, joining Laura Martin who did so at the 1997 meet where she finished 127th.

Millenaar became the fourth female to win individual conference championship honors as she crossed the line with a personal-best time of 17:12.6, five seconds faster than the next closest runner. Millenaar earned Sun Belt all-conference honors for the third time in her career with her victory. With the individual title, Millenaar joined former Jags Laura Labuschaigne (2017), Martin (1997) and DeAnne Dahmar (1987) as SBC champions on the women’s side.

She made history during the fall, as she became the first female runner in program history to be named Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week on three occasions. .

Millenaar led the South women in all four races this season, placing either first or second at those events. In addition to setting a new 5k personal best, the first-place finish marked the 13th time in her 18 career races that she has finished inside the top 15.

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