UO Senior Wins National Title for 10K At NCAAs
University of Oregon senior Carmela Cardama Baez won a national title in the 10-thousand meters Thursday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.
She surged to the lead with two laps left and achieved a personal best--- 32 minutes, 16.13 seconds.
After the race, Cardama Baez said this was her last competition as a Duck. Her last final exam was Friday.
“It’s just like a lot of things to celebrate regardless of how I would finish,” Cardama Baez said. “I wanted to run for myself and have fun with it and it just ended up being a national championship. But, it could have not and it would have been okay.”
Cardama Baez’s achievement was a highlight for the Oregon team on the 2nd day of the competition Thursday.
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