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The Mountaineers at the NCAA DII National Championship Festival

Nicholas A Fischer/Staff Writer

Over the weekend of Mar. 7-11, eleven Mountaineers from Western’s Wrestling, Swimming and Diving, and Track and Field teams qualified and travelled to the NCAA DII National Championship Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Junior Alicia Konieczek continued her run through the Western record books as she became the first Mountaineer to win National Championships in two events. Konieczek edged out Admas State’s Jenna Thurman by just over half a second in the Women’s 3000m with a time of 9:23.19. Konieczek’s won the championship in the Women’s mile by 3.54 seconds with a time of 4:37.42, a school record. In addition, Konieczek has the school record in the 3000m with a time of 9.17.90, which she posted earlier this year.

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