June 5, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Graduate student Katie Matthews of the Boston University women's track and field team finished fifth in the national final of the 10,000m run at the 2013 Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday night at Hayward Field.
Matthews made program history as she became the first Terrier athlete, male or female, to earn three All-America selections in a calendar year. She was a two-time All-American during the indoor season thanks to strong performances in the 3,000m run and 5,000m run, including a fifth-place performance in the latter event.
The Rocky Hill, Conn., native completed her collegiate career with a time of 33:43.26 for her highest-ever finish at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m run; her time this year was nearly a minute faster than when she finished eighth in 2011. She also earned four team points for the Terriers, good for 17th place after the first day of competition.
It has been a fantastic week for Matthews, who was named America East Woman of the Year on Tuesday night. She will depart BU as a five-time All-American and with three school records to her name. Matthews holds the 5,000m indoor and outdoor records along with the 3,000m indoor record. All three records were set in 2013.