Dahl's bid for NCAA Championship title falls short in 1500m final
Senior Heidi Dahl became the first Lady Buc runner to become an All-American since 2000.
Senior Heidi Dahl became the first Lady Buc runner to become an All-American since 2000.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

ETSU star receives All-American honor after sixth-place finish

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (June 13, 2009) - It has been nine years since the ETSU track and field team had a Lady Buccaneer athlete receive All-American honors, but the streak ended on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Championships inside John McDonnell Field, located on the University of Arkansas campus.

 

Senior Heidi Dahl (Orem, Utah) ended the drought for the Lady Bucs after her sixth-place finish in the finals of the 1500m propelled her way to All-American honors. The Orem, Utah native had her eyes set on a championship crown in the 1500m, but after running the fastest time in the prelims on Thursday night (4:14.91) the distance runner ran out of gas in the finals and finished in 4:15.03.

 

Florida State's Susan Kuijken stormed her way to a national championship title by winning the event in 4:13.05.

 

Dahl, who is now a three-time All-American track athlete (twice at BYU), became the first Lady Buccaneer athlete to receive the accolade since Catherine Berry accomplished the feat in 2000.   

 

The Atlantic Sun Conference and Mideast Regional champion will now begin preparations for the 2009 USA National Championships. Dahl competes in the first round of the 1500m at the University of Oregon on Thursday, June 25.

 

For more information on Buccaneer track and field, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB Mercer University 49 Final
Feb 21 ETSU 70
BB ETSU 2 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 21 UNC-Asheville 3
MBB ETSU 59 F
Feb 21 Chattanooga 67
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 22 Results
BB ETSU 10 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 Pittsburgh 4
BB ETSU 9 Spartanburg, S.C.
Feb 22 USC Upstate 2
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 23 Results
WBB ETSU 46 Final
Feb 23 Samford University 69
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU 6 Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron 1
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28 3 of 9
BB Butler 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 4
WBB ETSU 42 Final
Feb 28 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 64
SB ETSU 10 5
Feb 28 Morehead St. 1