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Irish Complete Second Day at NCAA Track and Field Championships

June 3, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In another great day for Notre Dame distance runners, juniors JoAnna Deeter (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Alison Klemmer (Troy, Mich.) placed third and seventh respectively in the 10,000-meter race Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Boise, Idaho. Both Deeter, who posted a time of 34:05.89, and Klemmer, who finished in 34:26.74, earned All-America status as a result of their performances.

Deeter Photo
JoAnna Deeter placed third in the 10,000 meters to earn All-America honors.

Deeter came in just five seconds behind the race’s winner, Leigh Daniel of Texas Tech, who posted a time of 34:01.63. Deeter’s third place is the best-ever at the NCAAs by any Notre Dame women’s track and field member and completes a year in which she also earned All-America status in both indoor track (5,000 meters) and cross country.

Klemmer became Notre Dame’s first two-time women’s outdoor track All-American with her seventh-place finish. Just a year ago, she placed eighth also at 10,000 meters with a then career-best and school-record time of 34:32.95 en route to becoming the University’s first outdoor women’s distance All-American.

Also competing for the Irish was junior high jumper Jennifer Engelhardt (Battle Creek, Mich.), who placed 19th by clearing 5-8 at her first NCAA outdoor championships.

1999 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

  • June 2-5
  • Boise, Idaho (Boise State)

All times are local and tentative.

Wednesday, June 2
*Ryan Shay, 10,000 meters
Seventh place (29:55.78)

Thursday, June 3
Jennifer Engelhardt, high jump
19th place (5-8)

*JoAnna Deeter, 10,000 meters
Third place (34:05.89)

*Alison Klemmer, 10,000 meters
Seventh place (34:26.74)

Friday, June 4
Mike Brown, pole vault (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 5
JoAnna Deeter, 5,000 meters (8:45 p.m.)

*=Earned All-America Status