GULF SHORES, Ala. – On Saturday morning, senior harrier Charity Schroeder from The Master’s College women’s track & field team competed in the marathon event at the 35th Annual NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
After 26.2 miles, Schroeder finished the event in sixth-place with a school record setting time of 3 hours 11 minutes and 55 seconds. Notably, Schroeder was the first ever Lady Mustang to earn NAIA All-American honors in the marathon from The Master’s College.
Later on, Karis Frankian placed third out of a field of 17 competitors in the women’s 5,000m final at 17:22.94, earning NAIA All-American honors along the way. Frankian becomes the first ever Lady Mustang to earn All-American honors in the 5,000m event.
Now, with three NAIA All-American titles under their belts, the Lady Mustangs make their way back to Santa Clarita. Looking forward, there is very little doubt that TMC’s track program will be back, competing for more national recognition next year. But for now, the team will enjoy a few weeks off and then begin summer training for cross country.
NAIA All-American Tracker:
- Karis Frankian: 10,000m, 5,000m
- Charity Schroeder: Marathon