Serres an All-American
Monday, March 17, 2014 7:32 AM
Luther College track star Tricia Serres was a two-time All-American Saturday, placing second in the mile and third in the 3,000.
Serres finished second to Christy Cazzola in the mile, who set an NCAA III Indoor Record by claiming her third consecutive national championship in this event. Cazzolla posted a winning time of 4:51.47, edging Serres by 0.5 seconds. Serres was clocked at 4:51.97.
Serres advanced to the finals by finishing the qualifying round in 4:56.1 Friday.
This year marked the first time a national champion was crowned in the 3,000. Cazzola passed Serres and Cara DeAngelis of Ohio Wesleyan on the final turn to claim the national title. Cazzola crossed the line with a time of 9:38.72, while DeAngelis was second at 9:39.17 and Serres was clocked at 9:39.49.
With her two All-American honors, Serres has now earned three indoor All-American honors, two in the mile and one in the 3,000. Serres placed fourth in the mile last year.