News - Gilles achieves national runner-up finish in 400

Gilles achieves national runner-up finish in 400

Gilles achieves national runner-up finish in 400


WAVERLY, Iowa - The women's track and field team took 34th place in the NCAA national championships on Saturday as junior sprinter Chelsea Gilles finished second in the 400 meter dash in the NCAA Division III outdoor national championships.  Gilles became the squad's first NCAA outdoor All-American since 2012 and one of two female competitors to ever finish as a national runner-up. 

Gilles earned eight points with her effort to give Greenville their 34th place position of 85 scoring teams.

Gilles' time of 54.61 seconds in the finals was nearly a half second better than her 55.10 preliminary heat winning time.

With the All-American honor, Gilles became Greenville's first female outdoor All-American since Kristen Schutte achieved an All-American position in the javelin in 2012.

Greenville's 34th place position was the second best finish in program history.  The 2002 team was 33rd in the national standings.

Only Greenville's Andrea Shultz had previously ranked second in an NCAA national championship as she achieved the award in 2002.

This story was published on May 28, 2016

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