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Grace 13th at NCAA Division I Championship

Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Senior Concludes Her Season in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The indoor track and field season finally drew to a close today for All-American senior Kate Grace, who placed 13th in the country in the one mile run at the NCAA Division I Championship. For more than four months, she has trained indoors, and will now set her sights on the outdoor track this spring.

Grace's time of 4:43.07 was good for seventh in her heat and 13th overall this afternoon. It is also the second-fastest time that a Bulldog has ever run, second only to her own mark earlier this season of 4:39.52.

Her season was highlighted by a new school record in the mile, as well as several meet records: the 800-meter run in the Giegengack Invitational and the one mile run at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. Grace also won the 800-meter run at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship this year, her third indoor Ivy title in a row. It was also her fifth consecutive season as 800-meter champion in the Ivy League, as she has won the event outdoors the last two years in a row.

Grace, a two-time All-American in the 800-meter run, will take several weeks off before venturing outdoors with the rest of her team. The Bulldogs will compete on Mar. 19 at the William & Mary Tribe Invitational.

Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity