EUGENE, ORE. -- Furman senior Sinead Haughey placed 23rd with a time of 35:51.00 in the 10,000m finals Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
A native of Central, S.C., Haughey advanced to the finals after placing seventh with a time of 34:05.80 at the NCAA East Preliminaries two weeks ago. Haughey qualified for the regional meet in the event for the second-straight year after recording a time of 33:53.34 to set a new Paladin record at the Stanford Invitational in April.
Haughey, who was chosen the Paladins' Team MVP for outdoor track and field for the second-consecutive season, bested her own school record in the 5,000m with a time of 16:26.04 at the Raleigh Relays in March. She won the league title in the 5,000m with a time of 17:04.84 and finished fifth with a time of 4:23.40 in the 1,500m at the SoCon outdoor meet. Haughey also holds Paladin indoor records in the 3,000m (9:27.51) and the 5,000m (16:35.17).
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information