Kingsway graduate Kylie Anicic of Edinboro locks down NCAA Division 2 qualifier in first lifetime 10,000!!!!!!

Kingsway graduate Kylie Anicic placed 3rd at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic Friday night in her first lifetime 10,000.

Anicic ran 34:37.31, falling just short of the 35-year-old school record of 34:27.75, set by Kerrie Yenchak at the 1987 Florida State Relays in Tallahassee. Yenchak had been an age-group running prodigy in Corry, Pa., just east of Edinboro in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Her time is No. 2 in Edinboro history and well below the qualifying standard of 36:36.59 for the NCAA Division 2 Championships May 26-28 in Allendale, Mich. Anicic has now qualified in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000.

Anicic has shown tremendous range in her first year at Edinboro, running 4:30.52 for 1.500 meters, 9:43.39 for 3,000 meters and 16:47.87 for 5,000 meters.

Indoors, she won PSAC titles in the mile, 3000 and 5,000 and anchored the winning distance medley.

On Friday night, Anicic came through 1,600 meters in 5:33.75, 3.,200 meters in 11:10.79, 4,800 in 16:42.74, 6,400 in 22:13.81, 8,000 in 27:46.11 and 9,600 in 33:19.52, closing in 77.79 for her final 400.

She ran her first 5,000 in 17:23 and came back in 17:14.

Which is amazing considering her track 5,000 PR before February was 17:19.46.

Her time is No. 6 in NCAA Division 2 and No. 1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Anicic, a one-time Temple soccer player, began her college track career at Towson, where she never ran anything over 3,000 meters.

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