EUGENE, Oregon – Madi Talbert’s storied Lipscomb career came to a bittersweet end on Thursday as the senior ran the fastest non-qualifying time in the women’s 3000m steeplechase in the history of the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships.
Her semi-final time of 10:07.10 placed her 13th out of 23 competitors, just one spot outside of the qualifying group for the finals.
The race marked Talbert’s fourth consecutive appearance at the National Championships in the 3000m steeplechase, a first for the Lipscomb track and field program and the Atlantic Sun.
In her previous three trips, Talbert twice garnered All-American recognition. After finishing 23rd out of 24 runners during her freshman year, she returned to qualify for the finals her sophomore year before finishing one spot short of qualification last season.
Between track and cross country, the Charlotte, North Carolina native finishes her prolific career with four National Championship appearances, 10 ASUN titles, 20 All-Conference honors, and 13 ASUN Runner of the Week nods.