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Reich Scheduled to Compete in Two NCAA Events

Reich Scheduled to Compete in Two NCAA Events

May 18, 2009

LaurenReich_2008NCAA.jpgMay 18, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw junior Lauren Reich has earned qualification into the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships and begins competition on Thursday, May 21, at Marietta College. Complete meet information is available at the host site.

Reich will first compete in Thursday's 1,500-meter prelims where she has the nation's seventh fastest time of 4:31.97. That mark came in the May 8 Billy Hayes Invitational and earned her automatic qualification into the national meet.

On Friday, Reich will run in the 800-meter run and has the 13th fastest time of 2:12.34 which came last Friday at a last chance meet at North Central College. That time broke the school record of 2:13.63 set by Jenny Bauer in 1988.

Reich earned all-America honors at last year's Division III Outdoor Championships (pictured) with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters with her fourth school-record time of the year in 4:29.17. A 2008 NCAA Cross Country All-America honoree, Reich also competed in this year's NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile.

Finals for both events are scheduled for Saturday with the 1,500 set for 1:30 p.m. and the 800 at 3 p.m.