July 10, 2012
BARCELONA, Spain- University of Connecticut women’s track and field sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat will represent the USA in the IAAF World Junior Championships on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Barcelona. Crevoiserat will be running in the 3000 meter race. The Glastonbury, Conn. native earned her trip to Spain when she finished second in the Junior Nationals with a time of 9:33.46.
“Next to the Olympic Games and World Championships this is one of the most competitive and prestigious events in track and field. It’s like the Olympics for anyone 19 and under and Lindsay can count herself among those,” stated UConn assistant coach Andrea Grove-McDonough. “ It is going to be an incredible experience for her to run in the Olympic Stadium and look over at her competitors from all these countries and just take that all in. She is ready to race at her best and take this opportunity and make the most of it.”
Joining Crevoiserat on the national stage is future Husky Julia Zrinyi who will be competing in the 800 meter race for Canada. Zrinyi has qualified for the semifinals on Wednesday, July 11 after finishing second in her heat with a mark of 2:06.64 on Tuesday.
"We are very excited to have Lindsay and Julia represent us and the USA and Canada, respectively on the world stage. Coming off Olympic Trials participation by five athletes related to our program these two will gain invaluable experience on their way to stellar careers at UConn," said Head Coach Bill Morgan.
For more information on the World Junior Championships and complete results click here.