LeDuc Races to All-America Finish, Sets School Record with Fourth Place Finish in Steeplechase at NCAA Championship

CLAREMONT, Calif.--Connecticut College sophomore Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) posted a school record setting time of 8:59.54 en route to a fourth place finish in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Claremont, Calif Saturday. LeDuc bested his previous school mark of 9:01.83 that was set at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship hosted by RPI this past weekend. He also moved up two spots from his All-America finish in 2011. "This is a tremendous accomplishment for Mike today, moving up two places from his All-American performance last year," Connecticut College Head Track & Field Coach Ned Bishop said. "It's been a terrific season for Mike and this was the perfect way for him to close out what's been a great year for our entire track and field program." LeDuc posted a time of 9:03.72 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to place sixth at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University, capping off a memorable rookie season as an All-American for Connecticut College "Mike has been working to get back to Nationals ever since he placed sixth there last year," Head Men's Cross Country Coach/Assistant Head Track & Field Coach Jim Butler said earlier this week. "We spoke on the phone about a week after that race, and he set some high goals for himself." The Camels were in a seven-way tie for 31st place with LeDuc's scoring at 6:30 p.m. EST.

May 26, 2012

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