Monday, June 20, 2011

Nova Signee Courtney Chapman Anchors USA #2 All Time DMR

Villanova's women's recruiting class looks increasingly strong as the summer wears on. One reason for that is the strong performance of Fayetteville-Manlius's Courtney Chapman (pictured above, left). Over the weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, NC, Chapman ran the 1600 anchor leg of the #2 all-time USA prep girls DMR (11:25.13). Her squad broke the existing high school national record of 11:31.26 handily (by over 6 seconds), but were beaten in the race by Harvard-Westlake (which was led by USA #1 800 meter runner Amy Weissenbach). In fact, each of the top three squads broke the existing national record. In addition, Chapman previously finished 3rd in the 1500 meters at the New York state meet, in 4:23, an 11 second PR.

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