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American collegiate track star Katelyn Tuohy added another couple of accolades to her resume over the weekend as she won the 3,000m and 5,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. This brings her overall tally of NCAA titles to four, and she is only in her third year at North Carolina State University.
Two more championships
Tuohy’s two previous collegiate crowns both came in 2022, first in the outdoor 5,000m last June and then in November at the NCAA Cross Country Championship. With her wins in New Mexico, she has now won the last four NCAA national championship races that she has entered.
She kicked off her 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships campaign in the 5,000m, which took place on March 10. Tuohy took the win in 16:09.65, beating a pair of athletes from the University of Alabama by two seconds. She didn’t get too much rest ahead of her next run, as the women’s 3,000m was set for the following day. Despite the hard effort she put in the day before in the 5,000m, Tuohy cruised to the win in 9:10.07, three seconds in front of second place.
Living up to expectations
Tuohy had a remarkable career as a high school athlete, and after winning three straight cross-country national championships from 2017 to 2019, her NCAA career was highly anticipated. For some athletes, that pressure would be too much; that has not been the case for Tuohy, who has met or exceeded expectations.
In addition to her four NCAA titles, Tuohy has run three collegiate records since joining the NC State track team, with indoor PBs of 4:06.49 in the 1,500m, 4:24.26 in the mile and 8:35.20 over 3,000m. She ran each of them earlier this year, and she still has the outdoor track season to set more records and win more titles.(03/16/2023) Views: 133 ⚡AMP