Union County College Athlete Wins National Div. III Track Championship

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Gold Medal winner Katie Lennon and Silver Medal Winner Petra Semelova (Photo courtesy of Union County College)

Gold Medal winner Katie Lennon and Silver Medal Winner Petra Semelova (Photo courtesy of Union County College)

COLUMBIA, Md. — In its first season with a Track and Field program, Union County College has a track athlete who won a national championship.

Union County College's Katie Lennon came in first place in the Women’s 10,000-meter run at the NJCAA Div. III Nationals on May 9. (Photo courtesy of Union County College)

Union County College’s Katie Lennon came in first place in the Women’s 10,000-meter run at the NJCAA Div. III Nationals on May 9. (Photo courtesy of Union County College)

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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