COLUMBIA, Md. – In its first season with a Track and Field program, Union County College has a track athlete who won a national championship.
Lady Owl track star Katie Lennon came in first place in the Women’s 10,000-meter run with a time of 42:09.18. She competed yesterday (May 9) in the NJCAA Div. III Nationals held at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. Her Union County College teammate, Petra Semelova, placed second with a time of 43:26.60.
The competition concludes today and features Lennon and Semelova running in both the 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter finals.
Union County College’s men’s team will also compete in the finals of the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays.
Lennon’s victory is the first track national championship in Union County College’s 79-year history. The National Junior College Athletic Association (Division III) includes 98 community colleges across 14 states and 24 regions.
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