WINNECONNE, Wis. - The record-setting freshman campaign for Lucy Conroy (Mt. Vernon, Iowa/Mt. Vernon) came to a close on Saturday, as she finished 100th in the 280 runner field at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships.
Conroy finished in 22:20.90, the second fastest time in school history behind Ashley Schnell's 21:37.00 at the 2008 NCAA National Championships. Her time was the fastest a freshman has ever recorded in school history by over 12 seconds. Just the second freshman to ever qualify for the NCAA Championships from Coe, her time was the second fastest at the championship event of Coe's six national qualifiers. She became the fourth Kohawk to finish in the top 100 at the final event.
Conroy was the highest finishing runner from the Iowa Conference. Of the 42 freshman that qualified for the NCAA Championships, Conroy was the 13th to cross the finish line.