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Nelson Named USTFCCCA North Region Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Birgen Nelson added to her list of accomplishments Wednesday, as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2022-23 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year. Nelson was named the Women's Track Athlete of the Year for the North Region after a record-setting indoor season.

Nelson Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for Second Time

Birgen Nelson has been selected the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week after another record-setting performance at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. last Saturday, and broke another NCAA DIII record. Nelson improved her 60-hurdles time to 8.33 in the semifinals for fourth best in her heat, qualifying her for the finals. Nelson then ran an 8.42 in the finals, taking sixth in the nation. Nelson has now run the top-5 fastest 60-hurdles times in NCAA DIII history. This is the second time this season that Nelson has been named National Athlete of the Week, after previously earning the national honor following her first-record breaking effort. This marks the second time in program history that a Gustavus track & field athlete has received the National honor.

Track & Field Puts Together Dominant Performance at Maverick Invitational

Gustavus track & field competed at the Minnesota State Maverick Invitational Friday, and collected quite a few impressive performances across the board.