EMU - Victoria Voronko Places 21st at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship
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EUGENE, Ore. (EMUEagles.com) - Eastern Michigan University sophomore Victoria Voronko (Stavropol, Russia-University of Moscow) served as the lone representative for the EMU women's track and field team at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore., June 6. Voronko officially ended the season for the Eagles, running in the semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Not only was Voronko representing the Green and White, she was also the lone Mid-American Conference athlete competing in the race.
After breaking the EMU record at the NCAA East Regional to qualify for the national championship, Voronko placed 21st in the event with a time of 10:30.50, missing the top-12 that would have qualified her for the finals. However, the EMU distance runner ends a stellar sophomore season with a bright future ahead.
Voronko broke her own school record in the steeplechase three times throughout the season. The Stavropol, Russia native also won her first MAC championship in the event, May 10. Throughout both the indoor and outdoor seasons, Voronko was named MAC Track Athlete of the Week three times as well as MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week on two separate occasions, the most any conference athlete can win.
Colorado's Emma Coburn paced the pack with a 9:46.76 to take the fastest time of the 12 qualifying athletes into the finals.
3,000-meter Steeplechase Preliminaries
21. Voronko, 10:30.50