Boots Earns Third All-America Honors in 11-12; Takes Fifth at Outdoor Nationals
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Wellesley College's Randelle Boots made it three-for-three with All-America honors this academic year, wrapping up her season at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event was held at the Fritz B. Burns Stadium on the campus of Claremont-Mudd-Scripts.
Boots, a junior, finished fifth overall in the 1,500 meter event to earn her second All-America honors outdoors. In a tight race, she stayed in the lead pack for much of the race, finishing in a time of 4:28.86. Christy Cazzola of Wisconsin-Oshkosh took the title for the second year in a row, finishing in 4:25.67.
The NCAA event wraps up another spectacular year for Boots in which she earned All-America honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. This is the second straight year that she's accomplished that feat.
Outdoors, Boots earned All-NEWMAC, All-New England, and All-New England Intercollegiate honors. She took home the NEWMAC title in the 1,500-meter run, while also taking second in the 800. Boots placed fourth at the Open New England Championships in the 1,500, first among D-III competitors and also placed second at the New England Championships.
During the indoor season, Boots finished seventh at the NCAA Championships in the mile run, only her third competition of the season. She was also the top Division-III finisher at the Open New England Championships and was the top collegiate finisher at the Jay Carisella Invitational.
During the cross country season, Boots sat out much of the year, yet still earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a 12th place finish. She also competed at the NEWMAC Championships, which she won, and the NCAA Regionals, where she earned All-New England honors with a runner-up finish.