Thursday, June 23, 2011

Van Alstine (5K) and Llano (10K) compete in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Amy Van Alstine became the 3rd Richmond Spider to earn All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships by placing 14th in the 5K with a time of 16:06.15. By the end of the 2011 NCAA Championships 4 Spiders would earn All-America honors and a 5th would earn honorable mention All-America honors. (Dan Petty Photo)

Van Alstine was part of the huge pack of runners throughout the race. (Mike Scott Photo)

Amy Van Alstine at 3200M in 10:13.4..She went through 3K in 9:35.2 on her way to a new school record, All-America honors and a 14th place finish. (Dan Petty Photo)

Van Alstine capped a stellar career for the Spiders by earning All-America honors.  She set multiple school records, won multiple Atlantic 10 Conference titles, qualified for the NCAA Championships in cross country and track along with helping the Spiders win team titles in cross country. (Dan Petty Photo)

Amy Van Alstine on her way to 14th place at the 2011 NCAA Championships in the 5K (16:06.15). (Mike Scott Photo)

Amy Van Alstine’s NCAA 5K Splits: 72.1/77.6/76.6/77.1=5:03.4 at 1600M/79.4/77.5/76.2/76.9=10:13.4 at 3200M (9:35.2 at 3K)/77.1/79.2/81.8/77.6=15:29.1 at 3 miles/37.0=16:06.15 for 5K (14th-NCAA Final)-Setting a New School Record (Mike Scott photo)

Coach Lori Taylor (Dan Petty Photo)

Matt Llano on the start line of the men's 10K at the 2011 NCAA Track & Field Championships. (Dan Petty Photo)

The 2011 men's 10K field was dubbed the deepest in NCAA history.  In all three athletes in the event held PR's under 27:30 and multiple men had 5K bests under 13:40. (Dan Petty Photo)

Llano placed 9th in the 2010 NCAA Championships 10K to earn All-America honors.  His 28:43 from earlier in the season was his lifetime best...Here in 2011 he placed 18th. (Dan Petty Photo)

His 18th place was not the finish he wanted...Still an amazing career for Matt!!

After 5 weather delays the men's 10K runners finally took to the track a day after they were scheduled.  Matt Llano placed 18th in 29:57.21. (Dan Petty Photo)

Matt Llano capped an excellent career for Richmond.  He helped elevate our program to another level leading our program to a 24th place team finish at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. (Dan Petty Photo)

Van Alstine 14th in 5,000m, Llano 18th In 10,000m On NCAA Day Three

Amy Van Alstine broke the Spiders' 5,000m school record.

by Mike DeGeorge
June 11, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa - Senior Amy Van Alstine broke the school record in the 5,000m and senior Matt Llano was 18th in the 10,000m on Friday night at the NCAA Track & Field Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Van Alstine's 14th-place finish should earn the senior All-America honors as the senior was clocked in a time of 16:06.15, which is also good for a new school record.

Read more HERE.

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