UMD's Williams Takes NCAA Title in 800 Meters

By KBJR News 1

UMD's Williams Takes NCAA Title in 800 Meters

May 26, 2012 Updated May 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM CST

Pueblo, CO (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UMD senior runner Lexi Williams won the Division II NCAA national championship on Saturday night, finishing the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 11.46 seconds.

Williams edged second-place finisher Jaylen Rodger by just .14 seconds, becoming just the second UMD woman to ever win an individual NCAA national title.

The Rice Lake native was making her first-ever appearance in the Division II NCAA outdoor track and field championships and finished eighth among 19 runners in the preliminary round.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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