Rachel Starr completed in fourth place
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Jap Florida State School’s Rachel Starr completed fourth within the NJCAA Ladies’s Half Marathon Nationwide Championships at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Alabama.
The sophomore from Palm Bay completed with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 49.8 seconds in her first half marathon as a runner.
“I felt surprisingly fairly good via the entire thing, my longest runs have been 16 miles so I’m used to working that lengthy however not with that a lot depth, so I believe it was extra about timing. I used to be stunned at how good I felt,” Starr mentioned.
Starr grew to become this system’s first All-American with the end.
“I used to be fairly excited, I didn’t actually have any expectations going into it as a result of had by no means run a half marathon, nevertheless it was primarily simply staying in it the complete manner as a result of it’s so lengthy,” Starr mentioned. “I figured based mostly on outcomes final 12 months that I’d be towards the entrance however actually wished to be an all American! I’m very pleased with that.”
Teammates Isabella Narvaez and Marlie Gonzalez completed fortieth and forty first total respectively as Narvaez crossed in 1:39:31.6 and Gonzalez completed in 1:39:35.2.
Amelia Shephard was 52nd total in 1:41:33.6, Lauren Deal completed 69th in 1:48:03.1 and Sierra Kohler was 86th total in 1:55:22.9.
It was the primary half marathon for the staff and the primary time competing within the nationwide championships.
“We beat some groups that beat us within the cross nation meet so for the primary time competing within the half marathon, I’ll take that,” Jap Florida State School ladies’s cross nation coach Doug Butler mentioned.
The cross nation staff positioned fifteenth within the Cross Nation Championships final Friday and accomplished their season with this seventh place end.
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