Adams State gets two individual titles on second day of championships
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Alicia Nelson and Tabor Stevens each won a national championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on the Colorado State-Pueblo campus, the second night of the three-day meet.
Stevens and Nelson both won in dominating fashion, with Stevens crossing the finish line more than 100 meters ahead of the competition in an unadjusted time of 8:59.81 to break the facility record.
Meanwhile, Nelson captured her third national championship of the 2012-13 year, as she was the individual national champion in cross country, the 3,000-meter champion in the 2012-13 indoor season and now the national champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season, an event she dominated all season long. Nelson ran an unadjusted 10:26.95 to bring home the hardware.
Nelson was the national champion in the steeplechase during the 2010 season as well, her freshman year. Nelson will run in the women’s 5,000 meters on Saturday, a race that will cap off a year that goes down as one of the best from an individual in ASU’s athletic history.
Also claiming All-American honors in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase was Kelly Lamb, who finished in eighth place. Lamb will join Nelson and three other teammates in the 5,000-meter run.