NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College Sophomore Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) has qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in the one-mile run. Bolick posted a school record setting time of 4:59.34 en route to a third place finish at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship held the New York Armory Saturday.
It was the first time a Camel women's track & field distance runner had run a sub five minute mile.
Two weeks ago at Boston University, Bolick ran the anchor leg on a 4x800 meter relay team that shattered another Camel school record in 9:27.07.
Bolick, a prominent contributor for the globally recognized Camel women's sailing team, has been equally impressive in the classroom. She will be honored on the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team for the Camels this month.
Bolick and Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.), a qualifier in the 5000 meters, become the first men-women duo to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in the same season for the Camels.
The Camels will visit North Central College in Naperville, Illinois to compete in the national championship next Saturday.