GVSU - Two Former Lakers Run at US Olympic Marathon Trials

GVSU - Two Former Lakers Run at US Olympic Marathon Trials

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Houston, Texas - Two former Grand Valley State Lakers were competing at the recent U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon that was held on Saturday (Jan. 14). Jeannette Seckinger (Faber) finished in 21st place while Adrian Chouinard finished 67th.

Faber, racing as part of the Boston Athletic Association, finished the race in a time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 50 seconds, a little over 10 minutes behind both the winner of the event and the top three, which were named to the U.S. Olympic Team for the upcoming 2012 summer games.

Chouinard, racing as part of the Boulder Running Company and Adidas, finished in a time of 2 hours, 44 minutes and 6 seconds.

While at GVSU, Chouinard helped lead the Lakers to the 2004 GLIAC Cross Country Championship and finished in 10th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to help the team to a regional title. She also finished 41st in the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships to aid the Lakers to a fourth place finish.

Faber was a 2001 Great Lakes All-Region runner in cross country for the Lakers and competed in the USA Junior Track and Field Championships this past June, where she finished 22nd in the 10,000 meter run.

To qualify for the Olympic Trial event, the two athletes met qualifying marks at the Chicago Marathon in October. In that race, Chouinard finished the event with a time of 2:45:36 while Faber finished in 2:36:58 and was the top American female to finish.