Bolick, who was seeded 15th in the field, ran a smart race in her inaugural appearance at an NCAA Championship.
"It was a very good performance today for Kim," Connecticut College Head Track & Field Coach Ned Bishop said. "We're very proud of her. She did all the right things and put forth a great effort."
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 at the New York Armory last weekend and was thrilled to be invited into the NCAA field.
"I was so excited to find out that I had qualified," Bolick said Friday night. "It was a tough race today but I held on as long as I could. It was just a great experience to be here and I'm glad to have made it this far."
Bolick will permanently have her named inked in the Connecticut College annals as the first women's track & field distance runner to 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.
Tomorrow, Bolick will cheer on another Camel when three-time All-American Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) competes in the 5000 meter run.
"We are excited to watch Mike run tomorrow," Bolick said. "I'm pumped to see what he can do."
Bolick and LeDuc are the first men-women duo to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in the same season for the Camels.