Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Melissa Agnew Ends College Career with Another National Title

Melissa Agnew. Photo courtesy of U-Mary
In her final collegiate race for the University of Mary,  senior Melissa Agnew won her third national championship with  her finishing kick, taking  in the 1500 at the 2013 NCAA Women's DII Championships in Pueblo, CO. The 12-time All-American and native of Onamia, MN, took control in the final 150 meters and fought off second place finisher Lisa Ohberg of Cal State Los Angeles by 2.18 seconds in a winning time of 4:28.02.
Slowed by injuries much of the spring, Agnew was the nation's lone automatic qualifier in the 1,500. At the 2013 indoor championships, she won the mile title and led the Marauders Distance Medley Relay team to victory. Since U-Mary moved to NCAA competition in the fall of 2006, Agnew has played a part in all three NSIC team championships.

An interview with Agnew from cross country season is HERE.   Bismark Tribune stories on her are HERE, HERE, and HERE. Agnew says in the last Tribune story that she will be moving to the Twin Cities to continue her education, hoping to become a chiropractor, and that she is applying to become a member of Team USA Minnesota.

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