July 3, 2013

Track & Field’s Harrington Competes at Junior Nationals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lily Harrington (West Hartford, Conn.), a rising sophomore on the Brown University women's track & field team, recently competed in a pair of events at the USATF Junior National Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Harrington, who posted a qualifying time in the first round of the 1,500 meters, finished ninth overall in the finals of the event. She also competed in the first round of the 3,000 meters.

"Lily did a great job continuing to train despite these championships falling a month after final exams and six weeks after the Ivy League Championships," said women's cross country coach Mitchell Baker. "I was impressed by her poise in all of her races. Getting herself through the first round and into the final of the 1500m is impressive, especially considering her future will be in the longer events. She raced consistently and learned a great deal being amongst some of the top athletes in the world."

Harrington put together a strong rookie campaign for the Bears in just her second full outdoor season at any level. She qualified for the 3,000 meters at the Brown Springtime Open and went on to place second in the event at the New Balance Twilight Meet with a time of 9:53.59. Harrington qualified for the 1,500 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational before setting a personal-best time of 4:34.36 at the Ivy League Outdoor Championship.

The USATF Junior National Meet featured some of the top junior athletes in the country, ages 16-19, with the top finishers set to represent the red, white and blue in Medellin, Colombia at the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships on August 23 – August 25.