Payne qualifies for nationals

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 15, 2007

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runner Shannon Payne qualified for nationals in two events, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

Payne will compete in both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held May 24-26 at Charlotte, N.C.

Payne's qualifying time of 9 minutes, 59.69 seconds in the 3,000 was the fourth-best posted in the nation this year. Her time of 17:17.20 in the 10,000 was ninth in the nation.

Other UCCS athletes just barely missed qualifying. Sarah Shepard and Jenna Dorsey-Spitz were just off the mark in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Storm Allen was a near miss in the high jump.

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