JHU's Felicia Koerner named USTFCCCA DIII women's athlete of the week

Sophomore distance runner led Blue Jays to seventh consecutive Centennial Conference indoor track championship

Johns Hopkins sophomore Felicia Koerner was named NCAA Division III Women's Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association earlier this week for her exceptional performance at the Centennial Conference Championships this past weekend.

Felicia Koerner breaks through 'Finish Line' banner

Image caption: Sophomore Felicia Koerner places first at the NCAA Mideast Regional championship meet in November 2016.

Koerner became the ninth female athlete to win both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs at the conference indoor championships. On the first day of the competition, Koerner posted a championships record 17:06.85 in the 5,000 meters to capture her first title. In the 3,000 meters, Koerner picked up her second event victory with a time of 9:59.70.

Koerner also competed in the mile run on the second day of the conference championship meet and finished second in 4:57.06.

The Blue Jays won their seventh consecutive conference indoor title, edging out second place Dickinson, 180-162.

For the season, Koerner owns the best 3,000- and 5,000-meter times among DIII athletes. Her mile time at the conference championshipswas the sixth fastest time among DIII athletes this season.

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