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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