Williams College senior Lauren Philbrook had the last event of the first day of the 2009 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet and she made it count, running to a national title in the 10,000-meter race.

Philbrook came into the event seeded first and lived up to that billing, setting a Don Drumm Stadium — the home track of host Marietta College — record with a time of 35 minutes, 24.78 seconds.

Philbrook’s time was nearly 24 full seconds ahead of runner-up Stephanie McNamara of Tufts University, who finished second with a time of 35:46.62. Philbrook’s time broke the old stadium record by over three minutes.

The finish by Philbrook allowed the Ephs to finish Day 1 at nationals in a tie for third place with 10 points.

Post race interview with Philbrook:

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