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Three Salem cross-country runners receive All-AD3I Honors

December 17, 2009 Kansas City, MO- The Salem College cross country team had three runners receive NCAA All-Association of Division III Independents honors today in a very tough field of nominees. Rachel Fichthorn (Nokesville, VA) led the way on the All-AD3I Second Team, and both Lauren Meek (Draper, VA) and...

December 17, 2009

Kansas City, MO- The Salem College cross country team had three runners receive NCAA All-Association of Division III Independents honors today in a very tough field of nominees. Rachel Fichthorn (Nokesville, VA) led the way on the All-AD3I Second Team, and both Lauren Meek (Draper, VA) and Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) made All-AD3I Honorable Mention. Fichthorn ends her prestigious cross country career at Salem with another major award.

Fichthorn was named the AD3I Runner of the Week three times in 2008. She broke the 6000 meter school record three times in the final three meets of the year, finishing with the record 24:25 time. She had a 36th place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships. Fichthorn is a three-year captain for the Spirits of Salem College.

Meek was the co-captain of the 2008 team. She finished in the top ten of a race four times in 2008. Piernikowski ran her personal bests in the 5000 and 6000 meters at the end of the year. Jackie Spelts from Nebraska Wesleyan was the Runner of the Year, she finished fifth in the NCAA Championships.

All-Association of DIII Independents

Name
Year
Award
Rachel Fichthorn
Senior
Second Team All-Association
Lauren Meek
Junior
Honorable Mention All-Association
Julie Piernikowski   
Sophomore 
Honorable Mention All-Association

 

 

 

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