Vanessa Righeimer Qualifies for Nationals

Wed, 11/09/2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. – At the SSAC Conference Championship, sophomore co-captain Vanessa Righeimer finished in eighth place and qualified for Nationals in Vancouver, Washington on November 19.

The Windy City native’s spectacular run not only earned her a birth to Nationals, but also the distinction of 2011 All-Conference Team.

Righeimer has competed in all six meets this season, coming in first amongst her teammates in five of the meets. She has compiled four top-15 finishes.

Righeimer has also etched her name in the record books along the way to Vancouver. She recorded the eighth fastest 5K time in Loyola history at the Gulf Coast Stampede with 19:51, and the second fastest time at the Conference Championship with 19:37.

November 19 marks the first time she will compete at Nationals.

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