LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dartmouth senior Helen Schlachtenhaufen set a new school record in the 1500m Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Outdoor East Regional, running a 4:11.15.
Not only did Schlachtenhaufen set a new Big Green program standard, but also won the event and earned a spot in Eugene, Oregon, at the 2017 NCAA Championship Meet as the region's top qualifier.
The Lake Forest, Illinois, native was the winner of her heat and was the top finisher in either of the two races, besting second-place qualifier Jessica Harris of Notre Dame by a little more than a half second.
Schlachtenhaufen will next run in the 1500m national semifinals on Thursday, June 8 in Oregon. Start time of that race is scheduled for 7:46 p.m. EDT. The national final is Saturday, June 10 at 6:41 p.m. EDT.
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Just missing out on a bid to join Schlachtenhaufen in Oregon was Dartmouth's outstanding freshman sprinter Cha'Mia Rothwell. The rookie from Durham, North Carolina, was 15th overall in Saturday's 100m hurdles quarterfinals.
Rothwell ran a 13.36 — one of her fastest times of the season — to finish fifth in her heat, missing out on advancing by nine-hundredths of a second.