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O’Connor wins NCAA Mile title in record-breaking fashion

March 16, 2015

"Not only has she been an exceptional leader, but she's been an equally great person for our team and that's just a testament to her and her family."

By The Times Herald

Leah O'Connor's sensational Michigan State University running career keeps getting better.

The 2010 Croswell-Lexington graduate won her second career individual national title Saturday, winning the Mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayettville, Arkansas with a record-setting time of 4:27.18 seconds.

O'Connor's time smashed her own school record, and is the fastest time in NCAA Track & Field Championships indoor history. It's the second fastest Mile ever run by a woman in NCAA history (only Jenny Barringer - now Simpson - (Colorado) is faster with her 4:25.91 in 2009).

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