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Hillsdale College’s Emily Oren Headed to Nationals in the Mile

March 11, 2014

Sophomore seeded second heading into this week's NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships at Winston-Salem, N.C.

By Dan D'Addona, Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND, Mich. – Emily Oren stood at the starting line at the national championships and felt out of place. As a freshman at Hillsdale College, Oren was overwhelmed by the situation.

As a sophomore, one thing has changed for the Hamilton native — her confidence.

Oren is coming off the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the Mile and is seeded second heading into this week's NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Oren won the race in 4 minutes, 55.84 seconds — four seconds off her personal record.

"It was really relieving," Oren said of her GLIAC title. "I was stressed out about it before. I knew it was something I really wanted and was capable of. I wanted to prove it to myself that I actually was capable."

Continue reading at: www.hollandsentinel.com

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