Dahl qualifies for NCAA Championships after winning 1500m in Louisville
Dahl
Dahl

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dahl beats out Tennessee's Sarah Bowman at NCAA Mideast Regional

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 30, 2009) - Senior ETSU distance runner Heidi Dahl (Orem, Utah) kept her hopes alive to win an NCAA Championship on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Lady Buccaneer standout claimed the 1500m title at the NCAA Mideast Regional inside Louisville's Cardinal Park by beating instate rival Sarah Bowman from Tennessee. Dahl, who was beaten by Bowman in the prelims, posted a first-place and Cardinal Park record of 4:22.16; while Bowman crossed the line in 4:22.68. After finishing as one of the top-5 runners, Dahl will look to become a three-time All-American at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships on Thursday, June 11 at John McDonnell Field, located on the campus of the University of Arkansas. 

 

Meanwhile, as Dahl was running her way into a spot at next month's National Championships, two Buccaneer sprinters closed out their 2008-09 seasons.

 

Senior Nae-Nae Bailey (Statesville, N.C.) wrapped up a stellar career at ETSU after finishing seventh in the 200m finals. Bailey - who won the 2009 Atlantic Sun Championship in the event - recorded the same time that lifted her into the final round. Ironically, the Statesville, N.C. native tied her personal best after being clocked in at 24.02.

 

Sophomore Mike James (Palm Bay, Fla.) closed his season in the 110-meter hurdles. James, who was making his debut at the NCAA Regional, finished with a time of 14.15.

 

Dahl will keep her magical season intact for a few more weeks, as she now looks to become the first Lady Buccaneer athlete to claim All-American accolades since Catherine Berry did so nine years ago.

 

For more information on Buccaneer track and field and the NCAA Championships, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College