Samford track star Karisa Nelson wins school’s first-ever national championship
"When I came to Samford, I didn't necessarily come for track. I picked the school that was going to be best for me."
By Cheryl Wray, AL.com
Samford junior track standout Karisa Nelson captured her school's first-ever national championship after running a thrilling Mile at the recent NCAA Division I track & field indoor title meet.
Nelson, from Brewton, Ala., pulled away from her competitors to win with a finishing time of 4:31.24, a personal record.
She came into the championship race with the best time amongst the 16 finalists who advanced from the preliminaries, then made a late push in the run after settling into the second group of racers for the first laps.
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