Wellesley's Cowles Advances to Steeplechase Final at NCAA Championships

Cowles was fourth in her heat and eighth overall in the prelim of the 3000m steeplechase.
Cowles was fourth in her heat and eighth overall in the prelim of the 3000m steeplechase.

GENEVA, Ohio – Wellesley College track & field sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) finished fourth in her preliminary heat to advance to the finals of the Women's 3000m Steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday at SPIRE Institute.

The top-five from each of the two preliminary heat plus the next best four times advanced to the Steeplechase final, which will take place on Saturday at 11:30 AM. Cowles finished Thursday's preliminaries with the eighth fastest time overall in 10:56.29.

The time was her second fastest time of the season following her 10:54.53 qualifying time and runner-up finish at the 2019 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships. She will now aim for a top-eight time and All-America honors on Saturday. 

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