FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Lady Razorback Catherine White won the 5,000 meters at the USA Junior Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday night.
White, just a freshman, won the race on the final 200 meters with an incredible kick. She took the tape in a time of 16:32.03. She topped 16 other runners, 10 other collegians, including the pack of four she ran with for most of the race.
With her win, she has earned a spot on Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Poland next month.
Shelise Williams competed in the 400 meters and secured a spot in Sunday’s finals. Williams, also a freshman at UA, clocked a prelim time of 54.06. She finished third of the 20 competitors.
For complete results from the USA Junior Championships, visit www.usatf.org. For more information on Arkansas track and field, visit www.ladybacks.com.