Goethals Takes Another National Title
UW recruit Megan Goethals has collected a third national title in her senior season, as she won the 2-mile run at the New Balance Nationals on Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Rochester, Michigan native posted the second-best 2-mile time in U.S. history, running 10:01.16, barely missing the national record of 10:01.08 set in 2002 by Molly Huddle, one of the top women's professional runners.
Here's an interview with Goethals after the race. She talks about how excited she is to join the rest of UW's stellar recruiting class, and says why she chose UW. Here is the complete race footage thanks to Flotrack.
Goethals says that win will be her final prep race and she'll now start getting ready to run cross country for the Huskies in the fall. It caps an epic senior year in which she won the Footlocker Cross Country National Championship in the fall, then won the 2-mile title at Nike Indoor Nationals in March. She was named the Gatorade National Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Also just a week ago Goethals won two titles at the Midwest Meet of Champions, lowering her 1600m PR to a U.S.-leading 4:43.05 and her 800m PR to 2:10.58.
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