Prisby runs in 5,000 meters at NCAA meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 10, 2007
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --- Colby College senior Karen Prisby (Cathedral/Agawam, Mass.) finished in sixth place and earned All-America honors in the women's 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Prisby set a new Colby indoor record with a time of 17:05.73. She went into the race seeded seventh with a best time of 17:17.62 set at the Valentines Classic at Boston University earlier this season.

Prisby has now earned All-America honors twice in cross country and now with an indoor event.

The race had a New England Small College Athletic Conference feel to it with Wesleyan University's Ellen Davis winning in 16:43.73. Places two, five, seven, eight and 10 also went to NESCAC runners.

5000 Meter Run

1 Ellen Davis, Sr, Wesleyan University          16:43.73;     2 Shauneen Garrahan, Sr, Amherst College        16:51.25;     3 Toni Wiszowaty, Jr, Plattsburgh S U N Y        16:55.56;     4 Liz Montgomery, So, Geneseo S U N Y            16:56.75;     5 Catherine Beck, Jr, Tufts University          16:57.37;     6 Karen Prisby, Sr, Colby College                17:05.73;     7 Elise Tropiano, So, Amherst College            17:09.45;     8 Heather Wilson, Jr, Amherst College            17:19.25;     9 Amanda Laesch, Fr, North Central College      17:22.52;   10 Kathryn Moore, Sr, Bates College              17:37.31;   11 Beth Lutz, So, Wisconsin Eau Claire            17:39.72;   12 Esther Erb, Jr, Case Western Reserve          17:40.61;   13 Caitlin Bradley, Jr, Dickinson College        17:51.02;   14 Maria Monks, Fr, Mass Inst Technology          17:52.84;       15 Jessica Griffin, Sr, North Central College    17:59.47

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