Lucy Van Dalen Named SimplexGrinnell Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Lucy Van Dalen
 
Sophomore Lucy Van Dalen
 
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Jan. 19, 2009

Stony Brook, N.Y. - After smashing a school record in the women's 3,000-meter run this past weekend, sophomore Lucy Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand) has been named the Stony Brook SimplexGrinnell Athlete of the Week.

Competing in the Gotham Cup, Van Dalen broke the previous record by more than 12 seconds, completing the race in 9:26.68. She cruised to victory in the event, beating the second-place finisher by 19 seconds.

An NCAA qualifier in the mile last season, Van Dalen's time was fast enough to qualify provisionally for the NCAA's this year.