Seagrave named NAIA national track athlete of week

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 8:04 PM

The NAIA named Milligan College track and field standout Hannah Segrave the national track athlete of the week on Wednesday.

Segrave broke a school record and set the top time in the NAIA this season in the 800 meters at the Vanderbilt Music City Challenge. The senior from Middlesbrough, England clocked 2:03.80 to place second in the race behind Marilyn Okoro, who was running unattached, at 2:03.26.

Segrave also bested several top NCAA Division I runners, including those from Georgia, Virginia Tech and the host Commodores. She ranks ninth among all collegians nationally, and is also No. 4 in her native Great Britain. Milligan’s women are ranked 21st in the NAIA.

This season, Segrave has reached national qualifying marks in three events including the 800, the event in which she owns two nationals titles.

The defending NAIA indoor 800 national champion will defend her title at the upcoming national meet which is set for March 2-4 at the MSHA Athletic Center in Johnson City. Segrave is also qualifed No. 2 for the mile at 4:53.89, a time she set at the ETSU Invitational, and No. 2 in the 3,000 meters at 9:51.73.

Up next for Milligan is the Appalachian Athletic Conference Challenge on Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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