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Reich Set to Compete at NCAA Championships

March 12, 2009

reich_lauren_2008wcc.jpgMarch 12, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. —  DePauw junior Lauren Reich heads to this weekend's NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with the seventh-fastest time among those competing in the mile run.

The 2009 Championships are hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on March 13-14. Reich is scheduled to run in the second heat of the event which starts at 4 p.m. on Friday. Finals are Saturday at 2 p.m.

Reich qualified for the Championships with a school-record time of 4:58.33 which she established at Purdue's Boilermaker Invitational on February 21.

She also ran Division III's 20th fastest time this year in the 800-meter run in 2:15.70 at last Friday's DePauw Indoor Qualifier. Reich was a member of DePauw's school-record distance medley relay which ran the 14th-fastest time this year in 12:01.30 at the Fred Wilt Invitational.

An all-America honoree in the fall after finishing 27th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, Reich also placed fifth in the 1,500 meters at last year's Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship to earn all-America distinction.

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