WVU's Mikenna Vanderheyden earns Second-Team All-American honors at NCAA Championship

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West Virginia track and field redshirt senior Mikenna Vanderheyden earned Second-Team All-American honors and secured a personal best time as she competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday Night at the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Championships.

At the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Vanderheyden ran her first-ever sub-10 minute time in the event with a mark of 9 minutes, 59.90 seconds to cross the line fourteenth overall in the event. With her finish, she also still sits at third on the all-time list for the program.

"Mikenna has been a huge part of the program's success over the years, with breaking records on the track, winning a Big 12 title in the distance medley relay and competing in two NCAA cross country finals," said WVU coach Sean Cleary. "Mikenna will now graduate from the program having been named an All-American in her final race for West Virginia."