Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jessica Pixler set to defend NCAA D-II title at Slippery Rock, PA...

Jessica Pixler (above/photo courtesy Seattle Pacific University) wondered if she'd get to run in the race, let alone win her second consecutive NCAA Division II women's cross-country title.

The Seattle Pacific junior endured a fractured femur and other fractures in her back that were diagnosed during last winter's indoor track season.

Yet on Saturday in Slippery Rock, Pa., Pixler will be a favorite to win — again.

"I've decided to view the race as a blessing and kind of as a celebration of the fact that I can run and that I've worked so hard to come back," Pixler said. "Running has a different meaning for me now. It's definitely a gift.

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