March 14, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – UAB’s Elinor Kirk opened up competition at the NCAA Championships Friday night and finished 10th in the 5,000m run with a time of 16:36.12.
She finished in the top-10 of 16 runners after qualifying with a 15:44.38, which ranked sixth-best nationally entering the race. Due to the race being in Albuquerque, the NCAA conversion brings Kirk’s official time down to 16:09.78.
Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth won the NCAA title in the 5,000m with a time of 16:20.39 (15:44.46 NCAA conversion), after posting the top qualifying time of 15:40.55 entering the race.
Kirk will run for the 3,000m championship Saturday night in Albuquerque at 7:55 p.m. MT.
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