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Lauren Bergstrom Named Great Lakes Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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USTFCCCA Announcement

Calvin College senior Lauren Bergstrom has been named the Division III Women’s Great Lakes Regional Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

The USTFCCCA selects the top track athlete, field athlete, and coach for the eight regions in Division III track and field.

A native of Rochester, Minnesota, Bergstrom is receiving the honor for the first time. A graduate of Rochester Century High School, Bergstrom will receive the award on Thursday night at banquet in Terre Haute, Indiana, preceeding the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Prior to the national meet, Bergstrom posted the nation’s second fastest time in the 800 meters (2:10.65). She will not compete in the 800 meters this weekend but will compete in the mile run where she is seeded fifth (4:56.81) and on Calvin’s distance medley relay team which is seeded seventh (11:57.59).

The NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted this Friday and Saturday by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. This weekend will also mark the first time that Calvin will be sending athletes to the indoor track and field championships. Bergstrom is one of nine athletes from Calvin competing at the national meet.

For for information on this weekend’s NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships please visit the meet web site: NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships Web Site

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