Fresno State junior Annemarie Schwanz raced to a seventh-place finish in the women’s 1,500-meter final Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., becoming the Bulldogs’ first All-America first-teamer on the track in seven years.
Schwanz, who qualified for the finals after placing sixth in Thursday’s prelims, was timed in 4 minutes, 15.19 seconds. Her top-eight finish earned her the first-team All-America status.
The last Bulldog to reach an NCAA track final and earn a first-team nod was Latrisha Jordan, who was eighth in the 400 hurdles in 2009.
Mississippi State’s Marta Freitas won the 1,500 in 4:09.53, with Stanford’s Elise Cranny (4:09.54) second.
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Fresno State’s Kyra Johnson placed 15th in Thursday’s 400 hurdles qualifying, earning second-team All-America honors despite not advancing to the finals.