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    Blackman Secures Junior All-American Status at USATF Junior Meet

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Camille Blackman earned Junior All-American status in the 5K at the USATF Junior Championships in Des Moines.
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    Camille Blackman earned Junior All-American status in the 5K at the USATF Junior Championships in Des Moines.
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    June 23, 2013

    USATF Junior Championships -- 5K Results

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Joining many of the nation's top runners in one of track and field's premier events, Northwestern freshman Camille Blackman excelled in this weekend's 5K competition at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines.

    Blackman recorded a 5K time of 17:25 -- three seconds shy of her career best -- to claim sixth place out of 14 runners, finishing more than 40 seconds clear of her next closest competitor. By virtue of her top-8 finish, Blackman secured Junior All-American status from USA Track & Field, whose Junior Championships are limited to athletes who do not turn 20 years old until 2014.

    Blackman, a Longmeadow, Mass., native, is coming off a freshman cross country season in which she ran in four meets with a season-best 5K performance of 18:11.4. On the track this spring, Blackman owned the third-best 5K time by a Wildcat with her effort of 17:22 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 9, also notching bests of 4:50.8 in the 1,500-meter and 10:13 in the 3,000-meter distances.

     

     

    Site of 104 editions of the prestigious Drake Relays, Drake Stadium hosted the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the second time in its history. For more information on this week's events in Des Moines, visit USATF.org.

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