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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Borofski Finishes Fourth for Ninth All-American Honor, Breaks School Record

 

Borofski is now the most decorated Skyhawk with nine All-America honors

The senior is now the most decorated Skyhawk

BRADENTON, Fla. (May 26, 2017) – Stonehill College senior Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North) posted a fourth-place finish in tonight's 3000-meter steeplechase final at the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Tampa and IMG Academy, at the IMG Academy complex.

Borofski posted her ninth All-America performance of her career with the fourth-place finish in her third NCAA Outdoor Championship at the 3000-meter steeplechase. The senior also shattered her own school record in the process. Her previous mark was 10:15.27, which she clocked in at last years' NCAA Championship. Borofski's nine All-America awards are the most by a Stonehill student-athlete in program history. She surpasses Corey Thomas '13, who earned eight All-America honors and was the 2011 indoor high jump national champion. Of Borofski's nine accolades, six are first-team honors after today's finish.

Borofski has now earned All-America honors four times at the NCAA Indoor Championships, to go with three outdoor and two cross country accolades.

At the start, Borofski got out early and led with the first four of the group and at 600 meters, she was sixth with a time of 2:02.22. For the next two laps, Borofski took fifth behind champion Konieczek and senior runner-up Breanna Colbenson of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She then took her highest place of the day, third for three laps as she clocked in at 8:51.80 with 400 meters to go. At the last second, junior Colett Rampf of Saint Leo University slid in front of Borofski for  third, finishing just under five seconds before her, 10:04.60.

Borofski broke her own school record with a time of 10:09.02

Borofski's mark in this years' event of 10:09.02 was just 15 seconds behind the champion Alicja Konieczek, a junior of Western State Colorado University, who also won the 2017 indoor mile event that Borofski took seventh in. Borofski's time in the steeplechase puts her seventh all-time on the Division II list.

Borofski, running the 3000-meter steeplechase for the second-straight day after taking fourth-place overall in preliminaries, finished fourth in the final, besting her eighth-place seed.

In the last four years, Borofski has helped the women win 11 of 12 conference championships, while she has also won 15-straight individual titles. Borofski's NCAA run completes a successful outdoor season for the Stonehill women's track & field program, which captured its third outdoor Northeast-10 Conference Championship in program history.

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