EMU - Bogdanova Finishes Runner-Up in the 5000m

EMU - Bogdanova Finishes Runner-Up in the 5000m

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EUGENE, ORE. (EMUEagles,com) -- The Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team wrapped up another strong season today, June 10, in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Eagles brought home a second-place finish behind the efforts of senior Alsu Bogdanova (Kazan, Russia - Lyceum #83) in the finals of the 5000m.

Bogdanova took part in the finals of the 5000m, where she shined late in the race. The Kazan, Russia native held strong throughout the majority of the race, making a move late to jump up the standings. Ultimately, Bogdanova claimed second in the 5000, clocking in at 15:43.84 to finish second in the nation on the event. Not only was her time good enough for second at the NCAA Championships, but it also furthered her hold on the program record at EMU. Based on her finish, Bogdanova earned First Team All-American honors for the first time in her career.

With that, the Eagles concluded another impressive track & field season. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, EMU had a pair of distance runners each compete very well on the national stage.

EMU Individual Results (* denotes a personal best, # denotes a programs best)

5000m Finals

2. Alsu Bogdanova 15:43.84*#