July 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - UConn rising sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat competed against some of the world's top athletes in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday night at the IAAF World Junior Championships and had an impressive top-ten finish. The Glastonbury, Conn. native concluded the 3,000 meter run in ninth place with a new personal best 9:21.88 in an exciting race where she was just .07 seconds behind the eighth place runner from Japan.
"I was so proud of the way Lindsay represented the United States today and The University of Connecticut. Finishing inside the top ten in the world is a wonderful accomplishment for her," stated UConn distance coach Andrea Grove-McDonough. "She had an absouletly ferocious kick to take herself from about 13th at the bell to 9th and, and only inches from outleaning both 7th and 8th place. Lindsay was tough and gutsy the throughout the race and just kept on fighting – it was the best tactical race she has run all year. It was a thrill to see her competing in the national team uniform and giving the world a taste of what she’s capable of."
Also competing for Team USA in the 3000m run was Stanford freshman Aisling Cuffe (Cornwell-on-Hudson, N.Y.) who finished sixth in the women's 3000 final, equaling the best ever finish by the U.S. at a World Junior Championships (Laurynne Chetlet, 1998). Her time of 9:20.00 was clocked as the American junior-leading time for this outdoor season.
Incoming freshman women's track and field student-athlete Julia Zrinyi also took part at the IAAF World Junior Championships where she ran in the 800 meter representing Canada. Zrinyi reached the semifinals where she posted a mark of 2:09.63 which did not qualify her for the finals.
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