Proulx Races to Fifth National Championship
Canton, N.Y. - Mary Proulx has done it again. Competing in the final NCAA Championship of her illustrious Keene State career, the senior from Ashland, N.H., captured her fifth national title Thursday night by winning the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Division III Championships being held at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Her winning time was a Merrick Pinkard track record of 34:08.59.
Following the pace during the early stages of the race, Proulx pulled away with three laps to go and had no problems defending her title. It is the 14th time she has earned All-America honors.
Proulx will be looking to close out her Owl career in style on Saturday when she competes in the 5,000-meter event.
Racing in the 10,000-meter race on Thursday, Wilson Perez placed a strong second to earn All-America honors.The senior from Newmarket, N.H., posted a time of 30:15.51 to finish behind champion Cory Stelljes of Wisconsin- Platteville (30:09.44).
Perez took the race out and held an early lead before tiring at the midway point. Stelljes surged ahead and took the lead. Perez finished strong, but didn’t have enough to close the gap.
KSC’s Mark Miller will compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase on Friday and the 5,000-meter race on Saturday to conclude his Owl career.