Cardi Breaks School Record at NCAA Championships

Photo by Christian Payne
Photo by Christian Payne

(Boston, Mass.) – Dickinson sophomore Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) broke the school record in the 3000 meters, clocking a time of 9:54.55 to advance to the finals at the 2019 NCAA Indoor National Championships on Friday afternoon.

Cardi set the pace in the second heat, leading almost the entire race and finishing fourth to advance to Saturday's championship field. She qualified with a season-best 10:00.44 at the DuCharme Invitational in February and placed in the top-five in the 3000-meters to earn All-Region honors. She had a great weekend at the conference championships, earning First-team honors with the distance medley relay and Second-team honors in the mile.

Junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) posted a time of 10:05.97 to rank 16th in the prelims. She had a strong start and challenged the lead pack until a late push in the final 800 meters. She just missed a spot in the finals as the top-12 all crossed the line with sub 10-minute marks.

House earned All-Region honors this season as well, finishing top five in the 3000-meters after running to All-Region honors in the 5000-meters in 2017. She placed second at the Centennial championships to earn Second-team All-Conference honors in the 3000-meters this winter.

Cardi moves on the Saturday's final, ranking seventh overall. The women's 3000-meter championship is set for 4:40 pm.

Later today sophomore Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) will compete in the 5000-meters. Start time is set for 7:40 pm.