Feldman wins 1,500 meter at prelims
Princeton runner sets new school record after strong outing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Princeton junior Greta Feldman put on a spectacular performance to cap the 2012 NCAA East Regional by winning the women's 1500 on Saturday at North Florida.
Feldman ran a Princeton record and a personal best 4:15.00 to win the 1500. Her time is the third-best time in Ivy League history. Feldman finished ahead of the four of runners who have top-10 times in the 1500 in the nation including third-ranked Emily Infeld of Georgetown, fourth-ranked Cory McGee of Florida, ninth-ranked Amanda Winslow of Florida State and 10th-ranked Jillian Smith of Michigan. In all Feldman beat12 runners who entered the race ranked higher in the event. She ran the fastest final lap, at 1:01.51 to move up from fifth to take the lead. Feldman will compete in the semifinals on June 7.