Two College of Idaho runners earn NAIA national championships

STATESMAN STAFFMay 26, 2013 

College of Idaho junior Hillary Holt earned her fifth individual, and sixth overall, NAIA national championship Saturday in Marion, Ind., by winning the women's 1,500 meters.

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Juniors Hillary Holt (Mountain View High) and Sora Klopfenstein (Meridian) won gold Saturday and helped the College of Idaho women's team to a school-record seventh-place finish at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marion, Ind. Holt defended her national title with a victory in the 1,500 meters (4:26.92), giving her five individual and six total national championships in her career. She also finished second in the 800 (2:07.96). Klopfenstein dominated the 3,000 steeplechase, breaking her own school record with a run of 10:35.58.

Jasmine Sibert (Centennial High) collected All-American honors in the women's 400 hurdles. The junior broke her own school record with a time of 1:02.11, finishing sixth.

Greg Montgomery (Boise High) placed second in the men's 5,000 meters (14:09.24) - earning his 10th All-American honor, the most by a C of I men's athlete - and Dominic Bolin (Payette High) earned his fourth All-American honor of the year, taking fourth in the 1,500 (3:52.11).

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