Tri-C Student-Athletes Shine at Track Nationals
Runners claim medals and All-American status
Distance runners from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) won two medals, shattered a school record and earned All-American status during the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Tri-C’s Karen Barrientos and Allison Hainer claimed spots on the medal stand during the national championship meet, adding to a list of honors that place them among the College’s most decorated student-athletes.
Barrientos finished seventh in the 5,000-meter run with a record-breaking time of 18:34.22. The first-year runner from Ashtabula trimmed more than 12 seconds of her previous school record set in April.
Hainer finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:00.64, slightly off her record performance in the event from earlier this season. The second-year runner is from Cuyahoga Falls.
Hainer — who also has been recognized for academic achievement by the NJCAA —earned an Associate of Applied Business degree from Tri-C last week following Spring Semester.
The national championships took place May 14-16 at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Other Tri-C student-athletes who qualified and competed include:
- Cheyenne Emery (Delaware, Ohio), who placed 13th in the 10,000-meter run
- Atiyyah Herron (North Royalton), who finished 18th in the 800-meter run
- Sara Leamer (Lordstown), who placed 24th in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles
As a team, Tri-C finished tied for 26th among Division I schools at the meet.
May 19, 2015
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