March 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
LMU's track star, Tara Erdmann earned her third All-American honor this evening placing 8th in the NCAA Indoor Track 3000m Championship Race. Erdmann placed in the top ten in the nation in the indoor 3k race against some of the toughest competition in the nation--once again representing LMU with flying colors and setting records along the way.
Erdmann's eight-place finish once again earned her top accolades in her third official sport for LMU on a national level. Erdmann ran 9:22 for the 3k indoors this evening to place eight overall. Jordan Hasay of Oregon won the race in 9:13.71, Sheila Reid of Villanova took second in 9:13.86 and Lucy Van Dalen of Stony Brook took third in 9:14.
Last track season, Erdmann just missed qualifying for the indoor national championships, but went on to become an All-American in the 10k in the regular outdoor season. Erdmann kept this momentum in Cross Country and didn't place lower than fifth in any regular season race she competed in. Erdmann then finished her season with a top-25 finish at NCAA Cross Country Nationals where she earned her second All-American status. This season Erdmann has not showed any signs of slowing down and today's performance, with a third All-American honor for LMU has solidified her as one of LMU's greatest.
Erdmann raced in only two indoor track races this season before the national championships. In those two races, Erdmann tied her previous record and then broke it by over five seconds, setting a new school record and qualifying for NCAA Indoor National Championships in Track. This afternoon Erdmann continued to make history, earning her third All-American honor in less than a year in her third NCAA D.1 sport.
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