Saturday, March 15, 2008

Brie Felnagle named Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year...


Junior Brie Felnagle (left/photo courtesy UNC Sports Information) was named the Southeast Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year on Monday as announced by the USTFCCCA. Felnagle qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in both the mile (4:37.07) and the 3,000 meters (9:09.57).

The reigning NCAA outdoor champion in the 1,500 meters stayed on the same fast track this winter. Felnagle clocked 4:37.07 in the mile for a third-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and doubled back the same day to place second in the 800 meters. Felnagle qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in both the mile and the 3,000 meters (9:09.57). She is a junior from Tacoma, Wash.

Felnagle will look to win her fourth national championship as a Tar Heel when she races in the 3000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend.

NOTE: The University of North Carolina sports information office contributed to this report.

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